Top 10 Tips to Success

posted September 29th, 2014 by Janet Graham - 2 Comments

My husband Dan Nixon was inspired by Colleen Campbell’s “Top 10 Tips to Success” to come up with his own list. In his words:

 

1. Understand the character, competence and work ethics of all your partners or potential partners. If they are not up to your expectations, move on.

 

2. Loyalty. Never, ever be disloyal, even when things are going bad do not be disloyal to others.

 

3. Chemistry, team approach. Ensure you work in a all-for-one environment. The team is important, the individual is not.

 

4. Have a good sense of humour. Try to make each day at work a delight for yourself and your co-workers.

 

5. Have and use common sense and good judgement.

 

6. Identify the leadership style of your superiors – do they manage up or down – you can work with it either way. Always, always be supportive and helpful to subordinates and co-workers. Try to help them before going up the food chain.

 

7. Make your boss look good. Be indispensable to her/him.

 

8. Always be of value to your employer. Do not place yourself in a vulnerable position. Your career is a marathon not a sprint.The hallmark of a great career is longevity.

 

9. Always be in an environment that offers upward mobility. Don’t get caught in a situation where what you are doing now is what you will be doing in 10 years.

 

10. Be patient. There will be disappointments. It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get up that counts.

 

Nixie

 

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2 Responses to “Top 10 Tips to Success”

Comment from Dr. Nancy McInerney-Lacombe
Time September 29, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Loved it !

Comment from Geri Markvoort
Time October 4, 2014 at 3:18 am

Having recently retired, I have had the luxury of looking back on my career and success . Dan Nixon’s top 10 tips are excellent guideposts to professional and work place success. I would like to add one. Have fun with colleagues, its not all about the work and ALWAYS recognise, appreciate and celebrate success, both those of your team and colleagues as well as your own.
geri

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