Career People Skills: 4 Traits to Develop
Most everyone, new graduates and experienced workers, want their career to rise. To do it, plug into the deeper aspects of the following four traits that always breed success.
Career People Skills: 4 Traits to Plug Into & Develop More Deeply
R – Reliability. We think of this mostly as deliver what you promise and what you are assigned. That’s expected not exceptional.
For a career rise, spot & adapt to personality styles of the leaders’ you work for and team members you work with. People see you through the lens of their own personality type.
- Understand their hot buttons and pet peeves. Work without pushing those buttons.
- Know when and how to point out the risk of their view or impending decision without insulting them.
- Facilitate leaders’ actions to make the business successful and help them prevent the failures.
I – Integrity. Hold professional confidences, behave ethically, be accountable for your actions and energy, correct your mistakes without excuses, give more than is asked or expected. Integrity builds trust and trust delivers long term career success.
S – Self-Confidence. Less neediness and more initiative from you make life easier for your boss and team members.
Self-confidence is …
- strength in tough times
- comfort adapting to change
- insight on how your talent and experience apply to different situations
- collaboration without fear of losing your own individual success
- managing your own ego
Self-confidence isn’t …
- false bravado
- know-it-all thinking
- who’s better than whom attitude
- disdain for diversity
E – Excellence. Pursue excellence through constant learning, innovation, and honest self-evaluation. When you are always learning you give the company, teams, and leaders more ROI on their decision to hire you.
Leaders’ trust and reliance on your contributions is the catapult for your career rise and long term success. Imagine a boss saying “I’ve never met anyone I can rely on more” — and then earn that designation!
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™
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