This week marks my first full week returning to full-time employment with strides taken mostly to address matters of being a person in a very complex organisation. Being new, while I have a considerable confidence in performing tasks and am willing to learn, the notion of my inexperience large encircles around my abilities to manage an extroverted personality within this corporate circle.
I think these skills are universal as being in a work environment puts me in a social dynamism that interacts with my persona. And conduct can become a very delicate matter because as far as your skills take me, I reminded by my valuable colleagues that inevitably, my career is significantly influenced by my reputation. And I am theorising here that reputation outweighs skills.
And drawing from another lesson, I had the privilege to sit with an experienced businessman, who pointed out to me last Saturday that the key towards being successful, is to be mature. And maturity, unfortunately isn't an instant application in my conduct. It has to grow.
Today, as I reflect on the week that has passed, I now want to be conscious about this lesson. One immediate resolution is to appreciate the value of silence as a strategy. I think I have been occasionally distracted to be vocal as a communicator. It is about time that I am fully conscious as a listener. Seen this way, I can finally grow to be more agile.