You're a Liar

Liar

Great little article by Kelly Eggers here, called Ten Things That Can Get You Fired  She gives some great points to people on how not to get fired. Of course, that’s not to say you won’t be fired anyway, or if you don’t do these things, but odds are, if you’re a major contributor to one or more of these categories, things will begin to stack up against you.

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The Art of Manners

Manners are a funny thing. Often times, we have better manners when we’re out in the public eye than we have at home, even though we love our families more than perfect strangers.  We know what good manners are and how people should act, but we don’t get upset at ourselves when we don’t demonstrate those values.  They’re important in all aspects of your life – work, home, family, sports, leisure, etc. I see the most important piece as a simple formula of the golden rule – treat others as you’d want to be treated.

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Mentoring

happy coworkers

Mentoring is a strong method to increase your business acumen.  You’re able to learn from real life experience, develop networking relationships, and see firsthand how someone succeeds.  Hopefully you take good notes, make strong observations of the types of behaviors you buy into and can implement in your home and work life.

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Leaving a Legacy

Graduates

It would be great if we had more legacies to speak of on a regular basis, wouldn’t it?  As would be expected, the rarer something is, the more valuable it is. In January of 2013, baseball (and sports) fans saw the passing of two legendary figures

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Networking

Networking – most people associate this with sales people, not that I can blame them.  By nature, networking seems to provide great business leads (usually of higher quality than cold calling, telemarketing, etc.). It’s not just for sales people though. Sure, it seems easier for those gregarious types to jump in and get their feet wet, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the population can’t participate effectively.

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