Random Lessons From The Workplace

  • I don’t care if you have worked with the company for donkey years. If it is not your business, even if it is, never assume that you are indispensable.

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  • There is no I, in team. But there is an I in Idiot– two, to be precise. (Borrowed from Greys Anatomy – Makes absolute sense in the workplace). To insist on doing things alone to protect your job is just being ….an idiot. Involve others. You will be surprised how much more you can do with their input.
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  • Those who seem busiest are the least busy.
  • Hard workers may put in more hours but it is the smart workers who carry the day. Know your priorities.
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  • Finish what you start.
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  • At the end of the day it is the results that count, really.
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  • How a department is perceived in an organization depends largely on how it is managed by the person in charge.
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  • There is always a department in every work place, who maintain a stinky attitude and whose defensive spirit makes them stick together blaming others and spewing  e-mail to that effect. If you are working on a project with them don’t be caught up in their games. Do your bit and explain yourself clearly.
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  • Office culture is underrated. It is worth every penny, the resources you invest  to instill in all employees your company core values and keep encouraging their implementation LEST they are  forgoten.
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  • If he/she does not inspire then he/she is NOT a leader.
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  • Not all bosses are leaders.
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  • Bosses who love their family (you will hear them talking about them from time to time) are good. They have a heart.
  • What else?

4 comments for “Random Lessons From The Workplace

  1. January 12, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Good start to 2011. Happy new year ma’am! This piece made me think of The Office.

  2. January 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    The last one is oh! so true. This was Interesting. Happy New Year!

  3. January 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Leadership 101, totally on point.

  4. January 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Interesting read.

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