1. Do what you say you’ll do, when you say you’ll do it. Apologize when you “drop the ball.”
2. Take an interest in the company, people, product, financials, safety, community, etc. Get to know what is of interest and/or concern to the other people. And, be able to converse appropriately.
3. Respect everyone on the team regardless of his/her opinions and/or personality. Make it a habit to not to judge anyone regardless of their manner of dress, organizational style, position in a company, etc.
4. Be willing to acknowledge others. Make it a habit to say “Please” & “Thank You.”
5. Take into account other people’s ideas and concerns when developing a solution. Remember KISS: keep your ideas simple & smart so that they can be easily understood.
6. Truly listen for understanding. Be aware of how you normally listen. (Normally we listen to comment, to form an opinion, or we really don’t listen at all because we think we already know what they’re going to say.) Remember you’re non-verbal actions speak much louder than your words.
7. Keep confidences. Don’t talk negatively about other people. (Hint: it’s also known as gossiping)
(c)Jeannette L. Seibly, 2007
Jeannette Seibly is a nationally recognized coach, who has helped 1,000’s of people achieve unprecedented results. She has created three millionaires. You can contact her @ JLSeibly@gmail.com or http://SeibCo.com