As a motivational speaker, I’m blessed to work with individuals and companies who strive to be the best and are interested in continually improving and growing. Yet based on the results of a CareerBuilder survey of employers, there are plenty of folks out there who don’t seem to realize – or perhaps don’t care – that certain workplace behaviors are red flags, hindering their chance for promotion. It’s clear these behaviors cited below show a lack of motivation, hurt morale and destroy cohesiveness. I rarely encounter such people in my line of work, and I hope you don’t either, though the reality is, they’re out there. So just what are the top 7 reasons someone may be passed over for promotion?
· Someone who says, “That’s not my job.” (71 percent)
Truth: Get over it. Any job that needs to get done for the benefit of the business is your job.
· Someone who is often late. (69 percent)
Truth: Get going. Time is a not a resource issue – it’s a priority issue
· Someone who has lied at work. (68 percent)
Truth: Get honest. Trust is the ultimate business tool.
· Someone who takes credit for other people’s work. (64 percent)
Truth: Get over yourself. You’re not fooling anyone.
· Someone who often leaves work early. (55 percent)
Truth: Get busy. Have calendar integrity.
· Someone who takes liberties with expenses charged back to the company. (55 percent)
Truth: Get smart. No pillow is as soft as a clear conscious.
· Someone who gossips. (46 percent)
Truth: Get Real. It’s just a cheap, fast way to make yourself feel good. Stop it.