by GL Hoffman
Ten New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep
1. Get to work on time.
Nothing is simpler and nothing makes a statement more than being on time. Thereason? Being consistently late to work, although no big deal perhaps, sends a message to your bossthat is unrecoverable.
2. Stay positive.
Within reason, don’t be all giddy and stupid positive acting. Just remain positive aboutyour business, your company, your co- workers and your speci
c job. Again, it is a simple thing to do. A minimum performance standard.
3. Don’t gossip.
Gossip is the hobglobbin of small minds. Don’t go there.
4. Learn something new every day and every week.
Advancement is all about improving your skills. Nomatter what your current job, you can learn a new skill. This one is up to you. Think small, incrementalskill development…they all count and add up.
5. Do something nice for a co-worker or customer…that is extra-ordinary.
And, here is the tough part:expect NOTHING in return. Don’t even hint at some kind of quid pro quo.
6. One day a week, dress one level up from your normal dress code.
In grade school, we used to call it‘wearing your Sunday school clothes’ one day to school on dress-up day. I am sure that dates me. Oneguy here wears a tie (we are very casual here at Jobdig) on Tuesday. He calls it Tuesday Tie Day. No onetold him to do it—he just does it. We notice it.
7. Do 10% more.
Simple and achievable.
8. Tell your mom and dad about your workplace.
What you do. What your company does. What you arelearning. Being a dad myself, (duh!), I love hearing about my kids’ workplace. Dads —and Moms—ap-preciate this…and you may be surprised, they may even have some ideas for you to implement.
9. Do something beneath your pay grade.
In the military, this is when the general stops the car and picksup some trash along the road. Too good to make coffee? How about cleaning the pot?
10. Make it a point of being known for your manners.