Workplace Ready People Skills: Start With These Beliefs | #PeopleSkills

To have workplace ready people skills, first check your people skills beliefs. Are yours on the following list for great leadership and teamwork?

Workplace Ready People Skills: Image is Gandhi quote about beliefs thoughts words actions.

Workplace Ready People Skills: Key Beliefs. Gandhi quote image via

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Workplace Ready People Skills: Beliefs Checklist

Leaders and teams use this checklist to develop workplace ready people skills and reach individual and group success. They also use these items to craft descriptions of positive leader and team member actions.

    We believe it’s …

  1. Crucial to show respect and speak with civility. Authenticity is not a license to be rude and insulting. Insults leave scars. Build bonds instead.

  2. Necessary to speak up respectfully vs. holding a grudge. What we leave unsaid explodes later.

  3. Valuable to listen. It shows strength and professionalism not weakness and surrender.

  4. Beneficial to adapt to each other’s social styles. It doesn’t mean you are fake. It is professional flexibility.

  5. Worthwhile to learn about each other. This improves results.

  6. Essential to show humility. It keeps us learning from each other. It’s not humiliating. It’s exhilarating.

  7. We also believe it’s …

  8. Critical to show initiative without running over others. Combine initiative with great listening.

  9. Important to contribute your talents. Go beyond your job description. It realizes everyone’s potential.

  10. Imperative to continue to contribute even when your idea doesn’t win out.

  11. Necessary to be confident not arrogant. Confidence learns; arrogance doesn’t. It thinks it knows everything.

  12. Imperative that everyone matters equally. Bias and inequity destroy morale and results.

Workplace ready people skills flow from leaders’ and teammates’ beliefs. Whether you are a team’s new leader, a new team, or hiring new team members, start with these 11 workplace ready people skills beliefs.

What workplace ready people skills beliefs would you add to this list?

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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2 Responses to “Workplace Ready People Skills: Start With These Beliefs | #PeopleSkills”

  1. This is excellent Kate! I’ll be sure to be sharing! Thank you for your ongoing leadership!

    • Kate Nasser says:

      Many thanks Cynthia. I am honored by your comment and so very grateful that you find it worthy of sharing. Keep up the great inspirational speaking you share with so many.

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