TRIPLE III TIME: Learning PROFESSIONALISM
Recently in my multiple roles of helping individuals, groups and organizations address developmental growing pains, the challenge of displaying PROFESSIONALISM… even during challenging times has become a major area of discussion. Whether the issue was a personnel concern, trying to deal with the general public or addressing the problems that evolve via a change in leadership… “help me with my PROFESSIONALISM” was/is everyone’s greatest request.
So, before I offer a few ideas about the art of Learning PROFESSIONALISM… did you ever ask yourself: “Where Do I Learn Professionalism?” Did you:
- Take a class
- Get instructions online
- Read a book
- Participate in a workshop
- Watch a YouTube video??
Well, it may be possible that you could do all the above… but still fall way short in terms of actively Learning PROFESSIONALISM!
Let me explain.
I believe that Learning PROFESSIONALISM is only achieved when watching or participating in real-life examples. Observing professionalism “in action” via a mentor, colleague, co-worker, and/or boss… is the very best (or worst) way of assessing the handling of difficult/diverse situations. No two professionalism events are or will be the same… so remember observational learning is key.
Additionally, it is VERY IMPORTANT to continually exercise your Learning PROFESSIONALISM “muscles”. Remaining a student of quality professionalism actions is a daily responsibility. However, practicing great professionalism in your workplace… EVERYDAY and EVERYWHERE will keep your professionalism muscles strong and at full capacity.