Work in step with your company's goals. Connect the dots from your role to your company's vision and key objectives.
Take responsibility for your actions . If you're at fault, admit it and take the blame. If you're wrong, apologize.
Today, companies look for specialists, not generalists. Develop a personal brand, distinguish your skills and strengths, and determine how to best market yourself.
Be clear on where you would like to go with your career and formulate a 1, 3 and 5 year plan to get there.
Take responsibility for your own development and make sure you stay ahead of the learning curve by constantly updating your professional skills and credentials.
Learn to give and receive constructive feedback, to persuade effectively and to solicit help and garner resources. Effective communications also entail learning to listen actively and attentively
Treat your company as your most important client and don't lose sight of the company's vision, mission, values and objectives in anything you do
Whether it's through joining professional associations or being active in college or high school alumni clubs or other networking forums, it is important to remain networked
Upgrade your job:Bearing in mind that responsibility is taken, seldom given, always be on the look-out for new functions and responsibilities to add to your job description
Promote yourself:Make sure others in the company, especially your superiors, know of your role and your accomplishments
Be social and friendly with your boss, but do not attempt to be his or her best friend