Professional Ethics: 100 Tips to Improve Your Professional Life
Professional Business Ethics – Skyrocket Your Career Without Sacrificing Your Integrity
As a moral and upright person, you might worry about the temptations of cutting corners, smudging a few details, or going behind a few backs to make it in today’s cutthroat business world. But what if you could gain tremendous business success, without sacrificing ethics, brown-nosing the boss, or sacrificing the most important things – family, friends and personal life?
Yet in today's world, you must resolve ethical dilemmas in the workplace every single day. Do you report the coworker who used racially charged language just out of earshot of an African American employee? Should you refuse to work long overtime hours without additional pay - choosing between impressing your boss or being with your family? And what about useless meetings, using cell phones and texting on the job, or even viewing pornography from work computers?
Your Integrity is Important
Your own personal integrity is as important as your education or your skills in how well you progress through your career. You implicitly teach others how to act by example - your team will follow your lead and act as you act. By remaining professional at all times on the job, your team will get the message about to act as well. This applies regardless of your position; you can manage up as well as down the organization board. In other words, you train your boss, to a certain extent, by your own actions.
For example, there is some value to occasionally putting in extra hours without compensation. but by always longer, you allow your managers to create schedules and projects that depend upon that extra effort. Before long, you'll find these working conditions become normal and expected, and trying to "cut back" to normal will be looked upon with disfavor. You might even find "he's not a team player" or something similar in your review because of your attempts to have a good work/life balance.
How do you prevent this from happening? You'll learn the answers to this and other questions in this book.
Learn from an Expert
Having been a corporate leader and manager for over three decades, Mr. Richard Lowe presents some of the lessons he has learned from managing hundreds of people and leading successful and happy teams. Mr. Lowe has an established code of ethics and business conduct that will enable you to advance your career, make more money, be happier with your career, and yet still maintain a happy life outside of work.
Imagine you could do a few simple steps to actually begin to enjoy your job, come home refreshed, and increase your pay? What if you could do all that without brown-nosing the boss or sacrificing your integrity and personal life?
In this book, you’ll learn:
- How to get the respect of your teammates without backstabbing
- What it takes to be seen as an effective leader without using fear as a tool
- How to handle the bad apples in the workplace
- Why meetings are unnecessary and time-wasting unless they are carefully controlled
- What to do about the email black-hole of lost time
- Why managers love deadlines and how to control them
- Why your integrity is the most important commodity you possess
- How to maintain separate between work and life, even if the boss wants you to work yourself to death
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“The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits. A professional has professional habits. We can never free ourselves from habit. But we can replace bad habits with good ones.”Steven Pressfield
Success on the job can be a mystery; sometimes it appears that there’s no way to get ahead except for random chance or familial connections, or, worse yet, brown-nosing the boss. It is annoying to know and to see someone who doesn’t deserve a promotion move up the ladder quickly while you are lucky if you get standard cost-of-living raises.
“I think it's important to always keep professional and surround yourself with good people, work hard, and be nice to everyone.”Caroline Winberg
On the other side of the fence, being the boss might seem like heaven on earth, but it’s really not all that it’s cracked up to be. Believe it or not, most people who hold the position of boss, or even such esteemed titles as CEO, CFO, or COO, have just as many or even more insecurities and problems as you.
In fact, because the boss handles more than just himself, his problems are magnified by all of the people on the team, plus the people on adjoining teams.
During my long career in the computer industry and as the Director of Computer Operations at Trader Joe’s, I’ve been on both sides of the fence. I think the most critical fact is there isn’t a rule book. There are few, if any, classes in school that teach you how to be a good employee or boss.
Of course, there are courses on how to do aspects of the job, such as how to program, how to fill in a balance sheet, or how to create a Gantt chart. There are also excellent courses on how to manage projects, how to investigate problems, and even how to supervise people.
But there really isn’t a book or class that tells you how to act in the workplace, regardless of whether you are the supervised or supervisor. It’s kind of like being married and raising a family. There are lots of classes, books, and courses, but nothing can prepare you for the actual reality.
I found during my 35 years in the workplace that the things that always tripped me up had nothing to do with the technology or the information that I was working with. Technology and information can always be handled with learning, classes, or even consultants.
The problem comes from patterns of behavior that are destructive, or at the very least don’t help. For example, sarcasm is one of these behavioral quirks that many people think is funny and useful. While arguably there may be some value in sarcasm, it has no valid place in the office at all.
Email etiquette is another one of those things that trip up people in the workplace all the time. Someone might think a slightly off-color joke is funny and send it out to everyone in the office. That’s always a mistake—sometimes a career-ending one.