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Bridging the Soft Skills Gap: How to Teach the Missing Basics to Todays Young Talent by Bruce Tulgan

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Chapter 4 How to Teach the Missing Basics of Professionalism to Today's Young Talent

Professionalism: The Missing Basics

  • Self-evaluation: Regularly assessing one's own thoughts, words, and actions against clear, meaningful standards; and one's own performance against specific goals, timelines, guidelines, and parameters.
  • Personal responsibility: Staying focused on what one can control directly—principally one's self—and controlling one's responses in the face of factors outside one's own control.
  • Positive attitude: Maintaining and conveying a positive, generous, enthusiastic demeanor in one's expressions, gestures, words, and tone.
  • Good work habits: Wellness, self-presentation, timeliness, organization, productivity, quality, follow-through, ...

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