“People who feel good about themselves produce good results.” When I saw this line from the book The One-Minute Manager (Blanchard & Johnson), so many thoughts flashed across the screen of my mind. I thought of the word conscientious, which I had not heard in some time.
But that statement from this small yet powerful book rings true on so many levels. People who have healthy self-esteems normally want their surrounding world to mirror their perceived images. They care about how they look and take the time to adorn themselves to a level that brings personal comfort. They align their attire to match their polished manners, gracious etiquette and tranquil poise.
These wise people know when they don’t know something and will unhesitatingly refer to a reliable source for valid information. They ask the hard questions and delve deep enough to understand what they need to do to further advance their knowledge on any given subject.
And very importantly, they care about the work that they produce. They often have high standards and will continually check data, correct, edit or modify until they have reached a sense of personal satisfaction.
Many types of artists operate under these domains. To others, they may seem to be temperamental, high-strung, picky or overly meticulous. Some may label them as hard to please, but they have a picture of the finished product in their minds and know how it should look in its final stages.
Slipshod, rushed or messy work will never be acceptable to them. Those people have a strong sense of self and they would never settle for less than their best efforts. The dictionary defines conscientious as (a person) wishing to do what is right, especially to do one’s work or duty well and thoroughly.
Many supervisors wish that they had more persons of excellence on board. When they have these winners on their team, good results are guaranteed!
October 27, 2015