3 Bad Business Habits You Must Break

May 21, 2015

Career Advice

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Entrepreneur recently wrote an article called, “3 Dirty Little Habits That Will Kill Your Entrepreneurial Dreams.” But we think these three bad habits will kill your chances of any kind of career success — they’re not restricted to entrepreneurs. Here are those three bad habits and how we think they apply to your future as a happy and successful employee.

1. Excuses
Nobody wants to hear your excuses. If you can’t handle a project, say no right away or ask for help immediately. It’s important to be transparent in the workplace. Excuses will only make you enemies and will only hurt your reputation as a reliable and hardworking individual.

2. Procrastination
Unfortunately, there’s just no place for procrastination in the workplace. The projects you are working on affect other people and affect the bottom line of your company. Running behind schedule can set off a chain reaction of bad mojo that you don’t want to be a part of. Strive to be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem. And don’t let fear hold you back from starting on something new. Stay positive.

3. Complaining
No one likes a whiner. You don’t want a reputation for being negative or gossip-y in the workplace. Not only will you bring morale down but your team will eventually avoid working with you on projects and it will negatively affect your chances for promotion or the likelihood that your boss will recommend you for future gigs. Remember that old saying, if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all!


About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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