I don’t know whether it’s the pomp and circumstance of graduation season, some sort of viral illness, or just too much time alone, but I currently find myself in a heightened state of self-assessment. I’ve been trying to identify the principles that guide me, particularly at work.
After much thought, I finally came up with I list I think captures my core values. Though I really wish someone had given me this advice as I prepared for my career, I think they developed pretty naturally.
Drum roll, please…
- Project confidence.
- Give credit to others. Generously.
- Take responsibility.
- Admit mistakes.
- Make decisions.
- Look for the lesson in everything.
- Keep learning.
I may not execute all of them perfectly all the time, but I reach for them always. What’s on your list?