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Managing to Make a Difference by Larry Sternberg

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Chapter 75Take Steps to Fit in on a New Job

The window of opportunity is never greater than when you are starting a new job. Fitting in allows you to take full advantage of this immense opportunity to accelerate your own growth and development. The following principles will take you a long way toward success.

  1. Dress Appropriately You have visited your new organization at least once, and probably several times before your first day of work. Dress style is a cultural norm, whether or not a formal dress code exists. It is the first thing people see, and it affects their impression. Adjust your style of dress to fit in.
  2. Demonstrate a Consistent, Positive Attitude This appears to be a platitude, but it is not. Your positive attitude is one of the first things people notice about you. And because positivity is contagious, you will add something of value right away.
  3. Work Hard This is another apparent platitude. But once again, it is immensely important. Everyone appreciates hard work and it is very visible. It increases the amount of value you add. If you work hard and you have a positive attitude, ...

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