A Few Winning at Working Tips

by Russell, Nan S. Monday, August 24, 2009
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For me, winning at working is not about climbing organizational hierarchies but offering the best of your uniqueness and gifts to the world. In that sense, only when we're all winning will we truly all win. I believe that's a vision worth working towards. Here are a few Winning at Working TIPS:

Winning at Working TIP #1: Do the work, do it well, and then do it even better. Higher pay and opportunities follow contributors.

Winning at Working TIP #2: Are you as good as you could be to get the job, promotion, or business? Being honest w/yourself is first step.

Winning at Working TIP #3: Learn by listening not talking; persuade by understanding not arguing; problem-solve by asking not telling

Winning at Working TIP #4: Your customer, boss, or co-worker is taking your words seriously. You should, too.

Winning at Working TIP #5: Helping each other succeed, helps each of us succeed.

Winning at Working TIP #6: A job is not just a job. It rubs off on your day and on those you share your life with. It rubs off on your life.

Winning at Working TIP #7: Dreams are realized through persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work.

Winning at Working TIP #8: The more energy at work, the more gets done. Laugh, have fun, share ideas, inspire. Be around energy boosters.

Winning at Working TIP #9: Less whine means more accountability. Use your whine factor as a self-feedback mechanism to guide your behavior.

Winning at Working TIP #10: Passing a year at work and gaining a year of experience are different. Building experience builds futures.

Winning at Working TIP #11: There are many ways to accomplish the same goal and many right answers to the same problem.

Winning at Working TIP #12: It's not the job you're in; it's the job you do while you're in it.

Winning at Working TIP #13: Trust builds a bigger universe where a big idea comes from two smaller ones or a shared problem brings solutions.

Winning at Working TIP #14: People work for people, not for companies. No one needs permission to create a pocket of excellence.

Winning at Working TIP #15: Harness your words to work for, not against you. Select words that create a visual of the desired outcome.

Winning at Working TIP #16: Feedback is data. Seek it. It's opinion, not fact. It's something to evaluate; not blindly accept or reject.

Winning at Working TIP #17: Embrace ideas, see the positive side, stretch your horizons. Impossible is more a state of mind than a reality.

Winning at Working TIP #18: You can't just do little things well and think that's it. Content is king on internet; competence at work.

Winning at Working TIP #19: Don't let your ego dictate your actions, let the situation. Don't be afraid to serve.

Winning at Working TIP #20: Doing what's right or over what's easiest differentiates performance and results.

Winning at Working TIP #21: Change can be painful, difficult and uncomfortable, but if you're open to what it brings, it may surprise you.

Winning at Working TIP #22: When you're passionate about your work, your dreams and your life, you don't give up.

Winning at Working TIP #23: You adjust to the level you demand of yourself. Make the call, brush off the rejection, learn the skill.

Winning at Working TIP #24: Don't remain a tourist in the workplace. Do while others think about doing; achieve while others contemplate it.

Winning at Working TIP #25: An okay to pursue your idea is directly related to the confidence others have in your ability to deliver it.

Winning at Working TIP #26: The line between average and exceptional performance is dotted with ordinary day-by-day behaviors.

Winning at Working TIP #27: Bring to your work skills and experiences that will positively impact your future. Leave baggage behind.

Winning at Working TIP #28: People over tasks. Relationships matter. Key people provide love, support and economic well being for long-term.

Winning at Working TIP #29: Learn by listening not talking; persuade by understanding not arguing; problem-solve by asking not telling.

Winning at Working TIP #30: Expect more from yourself. Then expect more from others.

Winning at Working TIP #31: Stepping stones or brick walls? How you view disappointments and setbacks impacts your success.

Winning at Working TIP #32: Find truth-telling people to trust who stop you from being like the emperor in the children's fable.

Winning at Working TIP #33: If you don't get the raise, promotion, or interesting work, look in the mirror first. Do the hard self-work.

Winning at Working TIP #34: Don't promise more than you can deliver. And always deliver more than is expected.

Winning at Working TIP #35: Focus on the why behind the what. Create purpose behind your tasks and that purpose changes results.

Winning at Working TIP #36: Learn by listening not talking; persuade by understanding not arguing; problem-solve by asking not telling.

Winning at Working TIP #37: Step-up. Stop waiting and hoping someone else will take ownership and make things happen. Be that person.

Winning at Working TIP #38: It's a big world we share. It's not a position that helps you see differently, it's the "eyes" you develop.

Winning at Working TIP #39: The impressions we make by how we go about our work, last. How you do what you do differentiates you + or -.

Winning at Working TIP #40: Success takes persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work.

Winning at Working TIP #41: Are your thoughts limiting or invigorating? Think you can and your thinking can help make it happen.

Winning at Working TIP #42: Admit when you're wrong. Fix your mistakes, learn from them, move on. Sign of accountable people.

Winning at Working TIP #43: Don't fall into the "maybe" trap: workplace way to say "no." Be decisive and own your answer.

Winning at Working TIP #44: Fuel your progress with incremental action. Accomplishment breeds accomplishment; progress multiplies progress.

Winning at Working TIP #45: Tend your work-acres. Focus there. Don't worry about how others tend their acres down the hall.

Winning at Working TIP #46: Bring yourself to your work, in the deepest sense, and you'll fuel your passion & ignite your spirit.

Winning at Working TIP #47: Refuse to let a soul-depleting boss or environment hijack your self-esteem, passion or dreams. Own your future.

Winning at Working TIP #48: Find the best of who they are and bring it to the world. What are you saving your best efforts for, anyway?

Winning at Working TIP #49: Don't confuse working hard w/ making progress. Progress requires gradual betterment and personal development.

Winning at Working TIP #50: The stories we tell impact how we're perceived at work: team player or not team player; victim or problem-solver.