Monday, May 21, 2012

Who wants to stand out?


If you want to stand out, simply keep your word.

Apparently it's not quite that simple. By all indications this is a really hard thing to do since so many people don't do it. Which means if you do keep your word, you are a hot commodity!

Over the last 25 years time I've had considerable experience mentoring others. I also am in connection with lots of other leaders who are involved in the same thing. What's surprising to many of us is how rare word-keeping is. Who would have ever thought that people would be amazing simply for showing up?  That's pretty mind boggling to think about...that just being present would be all one would have to do to stand out above the rest. But it's true!

If I'm helping someone who happens to be looking for a job and I notice they keep their word, I always find ways to include this on their resume and underscore the importance of communicating this aspect of their character in an interview.

Keeping your word is so rare these days that if you possess this quality you can pretty much write your own ticket.

Closely guard your word. Keeping your word is what people have to go by when making important decisions about you that will greatly affect your life.

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