Posted August 22, 2022 by Mark Perna
Episode Title: Engineer A Winning Attitude
How do you change your attitude at work? One way to tackle it is by developing our professional skills. Here’s why that makes a difference, next on The Perna Syndicate.
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Welcome to a new week on The Perna Syndicate! I’m your host, Mark Perna, and today I want to talk about something we all have to deal with every single day: our attitude.
Do you ever feel like your attitude is controlling you, rather than you controlling it? You’re not alone. But we don’t have to be at the mercy of our mindset. Instead, we can take charge of it so that it works for us—not against us. There’s a way to engineer our attitudes, and that is through the soft skills we cultivate.
Soft skills (or as I prefer to call them, professional skills) are the attributes, character traits, and habits that allow you to behave with poise and integrity in any situation, but especially in the workplace. They’re distinct from hard skills which are more technical to the actual work. Professional skills are not so much what you do, but how you do it. And they have a big influence on your attitude.
If we tackle our professional skills and seek to grow in those areas, our attitude at work (and probably the rest of life) will fall in line.
Whether you’re a first-time employee, returning to the workforce after a career break, or just looking to up your game at work, this week I want to talk about the professional skills that can help you engineer an attitude that wins. Let’s do it!
Tomorrow: adaptability is the first professional skill on my list, and it’s not hard to see why. Join me tomorrow on The Perna Syndicate and let’s dive into this skill that is becoming more critical than ever before. See you then!