Did you ever wish you could just wave a magic wand and improve how well you do your job? Well, I don't have a magic wand for you but I do want to pass along 10 keys to real responsibility courtesy of Bret Simmons. Bret discusses how to fully take responsibility for your job performance and suggests that when we demostrate this higher level of ownership, we can build stronger relationships (our true vehicle for getting things done). Take a look at Bret's list and see what the keys can unlock for you. I love #8:
8. Be trustworthy as well as trusting of others.
I find that many people remain stuck on this one. And all the media stories about slime balls and scoundrels does not help. I was telling my husband that if aliens watched our new programs to determine what kind of a species we were, they would conclude that we were idiots! Which is not true, but the new often highlights the lowlights of humanity.
Even so, we cannot do our best work without mutually trusting relationships.