Thursday, April 26, 2012

A to Z Challenge - Work Ethic

For the A to Z Challenge, my topic is leadership and goal-setting. I am posting short excerpts from my book, Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK! The Keys to Leadership and Goal-Setting, along with an inspiring photo. Enjoy and dream big!

Work Ethic

Proper work ethic implies that we should display all of the qualities we want our people to possess. As a leader, we should work harder and encourage more often than anyone else in the organization. We must set the example and achieve results, not just activity. Followers will emulate our bad traits faster than our good traits, so provide them with as few negative habits as possible!


13 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Making a good impression and becoming a leader through hard work sounds like a great approach!

Those marbles in the picture are about to go flying, I can tell!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Oh! Your cats make me want one. All we have are barn cats and they are strange undomesticated creatures. They way they should be, I suppose. I must have a good work ethic as some mornings I feel I've slaved my life away!

LD Masterson said...

Oddly, I found it easy to maintain a good work ethic when I worked for someone else, heading a department and leading/directing other. Now that it's just me - it's harder.

Tamara Narayan said...

As I teenager I noticed a good work ethic in school was detested by my peers. Can we say teacher's pet?

But when I got a job as a concessionist at the theater, the opposite was true. The worst part of clean-up was the popper. I insisting on doing every night. Then my friend got into the act and 'stole' the job from me. Then the whole crew was fighting for the 'privilege' of cleaning that greasy monster.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sadly that does not describe my boss, but we work hard anyway.

M. J. Joachim said...

Great advice...couldn't help but think of parenting when I read your post. This is important for everyone, not just writers:) Glad I discovered you through the A - Z Challenge:)

Lisa said...

Graet post! And something I always try to leep in mind when it comes to my kids...as I don't have any employees...;)

Karen Lange said...

Yes, this is so important! Leaders must be willing to do everything that they expect everyone else to do.

Clarissa Draper said...

I agree. Work ethic is so important. Love how busy that cat is.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Loved the cat but more importantly loved your post.

Yvonne.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I wish more 'leaders' understood they should be working harder than anyone else.

Jai Joshi said...

When I was managing that office, one thing I knew was that if I was even a minute late then I could expect all my employees to be late too. You're so right about people following bad habits faster than good habits (although I managed to instill a few good habits too).

Jai

Jemi Fraser said...

Good point about people following your negative rather than positive traits. Amazing how that happens!