This is a recycled post from a year ago and I trust it still resonates with purpose and meaning. Slightly revised, here it is for your consideration. Many people seek to make adjustments in a new year and I consider these well worth the investment.
Whether at work, at home or out in public, here are 7 behaviors for your consideration, reflection and review. These behaviors are generally well-known and obvious to those who practice them regularly. However, there are many for whom these might well enhance your performance and productivity.
1 – Exceed expectations –
Go beyond the ordinary and the usual to be more extraordinary and unique. Be your own person and go the extra mile. The road is not crowded there.
2 – Respect others –
Listen, regardless of differences; be free to disagree and do so with understanding and patience. Exercise self-respect along with restraint.
3- Use time wisely –
No excuses, be on time and on schedule. The choices we make determine our use of time. Time is both a gift and a resource.
4 – Dress for the occasion –
Decide what is appropriate and what’s not. If you can’t be attractive, don’t be an attraction. Neat and clean count.
5 – Communicate clearly –
Be able to say what you mean, think before you speak, and make sure your mind is in gear before engaging your mouth.
6 – Widen your circle –
Expand your network of contacts and relationships. Be more inclusive and enjoy the richness and benefits of diversity.
7 – Invest in integrity –
Be known for being honest, trustworthy, kind and friendly; authentic, generous and gracious too. Doesn’t cost anything and is priceless.