What you do does not define who you are but your attitude while doing it will ~ Redge
When someone asks, “Tell me about yourself”, Do you automatically begin by letting them know what you do for a living? How many times have you heard that “You are not what you do”?
This is not a new or radical statement and shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone reading it. What will define you is your attitude. We have an innate sense to “read” the people around us – friends, family, those we we work with, and those who we work for.
Other duties as required
I cringe when I hear the words, “That’s not my job”. As a leader, I ask no one to do what I am not willing to do myself. I demonstrate this by doing what needs to be done regardless of the task at hand – and that means anything. For this reason, all of our job descriptions include “Other duties as required”.
Next time someone asks, “Tell me about yourself”, maybe describing your personal qualitities before your capabilities and experiences is a better place to start. Be you and stay true to yourself. That’s not attitude, that’s just who you are.
A key principle of lean is to hire and retain the best people. Skills aside, these same people posses three common traits that I seek to employ: Attitude, Character, and Enthusiasm. They are ACEs who differentiate our company’s culture from that of our competitors.
Your company or organization is represented by all of the employees who work there. The perception of your company in the market place is a direct reflection of the attitude of the leadership and that of their employees.
Until Next Time – STAY lean!