Excerpt from ‘Professional Attributes’ by Kevin K Sheppard
Inside and outside the workplace, one of the first things people look for in other people is the right attitude. Everywhere you go and everything you do, people are looking at your attitude. With the right attitude and the right skills people can change the world! On the other hand, when people have a bad attitude and they will not change, there is little anyone can do to help. There are few occupations where people with poor attitudes are able to reach the top, and fewer still where they stay on top.
The right attitude requires a decision.
Competent people practice having the right attitude, particularly when they are with clients, colleagues, or co-workers. If you have decided to become exceptionally competent, you must also decide to have the right attitude.
- If your attitude is bad, change your attitude
- If you think the world owes you a living, change your attitude
- If you are rude, change your attitude
No matter what has happened to you in the past… no matter how you have behaved in the past… change your attitude!