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"Personality can open doors but only character can keep them open." ~ Elmer G. Letterman

"The best job goes to the person who can do the job without giving excuses or pass the buck" ~ Napoleon Hill

What about politics?

Political savvy is something you can not learn in school, however, plays an important role in business success.

"Man is by nature a political animal." ~ Aristotle

Take Control
It is important to note that you are responsible for their own career. Do not expect the Department of Human Resources for career planning. In fact, do not expect anyone to worry about it either.

There have been times in my career when someone has taken an interest in my class, however, has always been in their interest to do so. Remember, companies are in business primarily to make money.

Dress for success
There is a clear distinction between how a President, a Vice-President, Vice President, District Manager and clothing. You should wear only a cut above its current level.

Above all, he has integrity

"If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you do not have integrity, nothing else matters." ~ Alan Simpson

You will find that the concentration of the integrity increases the higher you go in an organization.

Remember who you work for

Always support the Company
It is true that where your treasure is, will your heart be also. There are many opportunities on a daily basis to hit your employer. Resist these opportunities. Note that (1) has chosen the company, (2) you pay, and (3) you can leave if you wish. The leaders of the company will not be impressed by his ability to complain.

Make your boss and your boss's boss Look Good
In practice, it is likely to work to get the job of their boss. Hopefully, your boss will be promoted, leaving a vacancy. If your boss is not going anywhere, then the next level will have a major impact on their next position.

Who are the leaders of the company?
Find out the history of the company executives. What career do they take? Most likely, those credentials are valued over others. Take note of great people in the company and connect to them. If possible, find a way to work for them. Otherwise, establish a network with the greatest possible number. The best option is to ask one of them will be your mentor. You will be surprised how many people will be interested in helping in this regard.

Learn the rules

"Whoever gossips to gossip about you." ~ Spanish Proverb

Be careful what you write or say. Assume that everything you write or say will be read or heard by everyone in the company. E-mail makes it easy to respond emotionally. Before responding to an e-mail annoying, take a minute to calm down, then write the email. If you have a tendency to send tough messages, save drafts and review it at some later time to ensure the tone is the right business.

A corollary of this principle is the happy hour - do not go! There is a great risk to say something I should not say, out of control, or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. You should steer clear of office politics. Do not say anything bad about anyone, ever.

Arrive early and leave late, but not too late. You want the reputation of a good worker, but not one that can not do their job. This principle applies also to take home work. In the long term, you want to have a life outside of work. Maintaining a balance between work and life will remain committed to its work, therefore more productive.

Find out what your boss wants and Deliver. "Regardless of his personality, relationships, or it looks good, should be productive. For your boss, do what they want, no matter how silly it may seem to you. For example, I had a boss who wanted to know how many Dairy Queens between Dallas and Houston served a yogurt in particular.

I always say, "Yes!" an application of leadership. For your boss, there are ways to provide better solutions without damaging the relationship.

"Always do more than is required of you." ~ General Patton

Give people credit. Do not take credit for himself. This is important for a variety of reasons. First, you need people to help you do things. Second, when people recognize people who work for you, you get the credit. Third, what is right.


When it comes to your career

1. You are responsible

2. Remember who you work for

3. Learn the rules

As Bill Karnes said, Eagles "no fly alone .. herd and eagles soar above the rest of the world therefore, so do people who start things, leading groups or otherwise differentiated from the crowd. "


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