Wikipedia.com describes PROFESSIONALISM as “those working in acknowledged professions who exercise specialist knowledge and skill.
Dictionary.com describes INTEGRITY as the adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty; the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished: and a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition.
Webster.com describes ETHICS as “ethics plural in form but singular or plural in construction : the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation”
2a : a set of moral principles : a theory or system of moral values the present-day materialistic ethic; an old-fashioned work ethic —often used in plural but singular or plural in constructionan elaborate ethics; Christian ethics
2b: ethics plural in form but singular or plural in construction : the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group; professional ethics
2c : a guiding philosophy
2d : a consciousness of moral importance; forge a conservation ethic
3: ethics plural : a set of moral issues or aspects (such as rightness); debated the ethics of human cloning
While I do not believe anyone is perfect, I believe in these traits and strive to accomplish and exceed them daily.
Leandro Valente (his LinkedIn page is linked) states professionalism is the conduct, aims or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or professional person; it implies quality of workmanship or service. Every organization knows that a professional reputation is the difference between success and failure and they seek to keep their most professional staff. Professionalism is all about success and influence; having a reputation for excellence and being thought of as someone who exhibits professionalism under any circumstances can open doors for you either in the workplace or in your personal ambition.
He put forward the following “Ten Golden Rules” to being professional in service to your organization:
● Always Strive For Excellence
● Be Trustworthy
● Be Accountable
● Be Courteous and Respectful
● Be Honest, Open and Transparent
● Be Competent and Improve Continually
● Always Be Ethical
● Always Be Honorable and Act With Integrity
● Be Respectful of Confidentiality
● Set Good Examples
Professionalism is highly valued by every organization today and professionals are hardly out of work. Apply the ten golden rules of professionalism and enjoy a wonderful, professional and prosperous career.
You can see the entire post here (you must have a LinkedIn account to view).
While I do not know Leandro personally, I agree with his perspective and strive to provide the same quality of service; inclusive of ETHICS, INTEGRITY & PROFESSIONALISM, that I would want others to provide to me. Kudos, Sir!