I ran across this list today and absolutely had to share.
Some of the items truly are for manager’s only. That said, I think that whether or not you are in a management position this list is a worthwhile read. Some of these rules are actually great rules to apply to your personal life and many of them make sense if you simply want to be taken seriously in your profession (whether or not you aspire to be promoted to a management position).
Inspired by the official list, here are a few thoughts that came to mind when I read through the 101:
- Want to be taken seriously by jerky in-laws? Try standing tall to give an air of confidence. (#1 on the list).
- Want to be invited out to social events? Be cautious about having a reputation for continuously canceling plans at the last minute. (#28 on the list).
- Accept responsibility for mistakes. A little accountability goes a long way. (#34 on the list).
- Caretake that which is important to you. Do not spend time fretting over trivial things that are out of your control. (#45 on the list).
- Manage your money like you have very little of it. Take care of financial commitments that are important to your present and your future. (#57 & 58 on the list).
- Don’t buy crap. You get what you pay for and if it is important to you, buy quality whenever you can. (#64 on the list).
- Treat everyone you meet like a prized customer. One day, they just might be. (#67 on the list).
Now, go read the actual list then come back here and tell me…
What can you apply to your personal or professional life?
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