Corporate life is a privilege. One that is earned and just, and always in check.
Model citizens are those that need not fear their career, their employer, or the Law. A career should be self-evident, by name or by results, without a shadow of jeopardy on the horizon. An employer seeks the best staff, while culling the underperformers; an efficiently self-improving totality is naturally desired, albeit idyllic.
And to its name, the Law protects those upstanding citizens from those who wish to do us harm.
Upon a clear conscience, free of fear, a corporate citizen may achieve mastery of five pillars of success: Respect, Professionalism, Ambition, Productivity, and Modesty.
As a corporate citizen, one must understand that respect is paramount to any successful career. Everyone's place is earned by merit, and is to be appreciated as such.
One doesn't simply work alongside associates and affiliates like a mindless data-gobbling ogre. Become the example that you want to lead by, and you, in turn, will feel that same respect. It's in this way that NLM producer Rex Gold is as respected as he is, with rising producer Arachne Fairchild working closely and respectfully with him.
Those that jeer and clamor their way towards fame, however, will find their goals snuffed.
Your emotional health is important as a corporate citizen, and there are services available to help prevent stress from leaking into the workplace. An outstanding citizen manages personal crises by not allowing any issue to creep to that level of intolerance. A professional checks in their personal grievances at the door and comes to work prepared to advance their corporation and career with integrity.
A recent NLM retiree, famed musical artist superstar Alivia Phillips, proved herself as a paragon of professionalism, delivering on the demands of loyal customers over her years of dedicated service.
Without this motivation to continue to rise, a corporate citizen may find themself aimless, embracing nihilism at the worst. Ones that rise to seek a quick financial jolt by slandering and selling out a corporation are the quickest to fall.
When asked who defines a passion for success, you may imagine those that truly make a positive difference in our lives. It could be any number of us who have the temperament to be not just affable after a day's work, but downright ambitious. Those who excel with ambition are those who don't just have ideas, but also find a way to turn those ideas into reality, and -- most importantly -- follow through with a task to the end.
NLM's Lala Gomez, the Latina Queen, is a prime expression of one who sees a lofty goal and doesn't stop until she hits it, maximizing the capability of the tools and talent around her.
There's a line, however, where ambition can lead to an undesired outcome. Every ambitious corporate citizen takes risks, but it's astute to stop and take a sanity check once in a while. When one's zeal leads to espionage, fetish exploitation, or unrequited obsessions, the end of one's tenure is nigh.
Your job is more than simply a service: it's patriotic. Put your corporation above all others. Understand your goals, face them head-on, and revel in your exemplary efficacy. That is the mindset behind productivity.
A highly productive member of the NLM Corpsec team, Chayna Parashar, started Cadet Academy for the fine WJF this past week. Her unyielding effort to go above and beyond what is expected is proof that the NSec program produces the best security agents.
A job is not something to struggle through, overdosing on drugs and alcohol after your shift is over. Seize the opportunity to eliminate distractions and vices when presented, or else those above you will eliminate everything you've worked for.
Mistakes happen. In this position, a corporate citizen espousing modesty shows loyalty to their employer. Chances are offered. Given proof of value, good standing is retained.
A corporate citizen who is simply underperforming doesn't fall under the banner of modesty. Rather, one who exceeds expectations and faces a stumble in their path is at the core of humility. Whether it be in the face of a coworker, superior, or even the Law, showing unwavering modesty separates the shining examples from the Rock Ciders.
It benefits nobody for a corporate citizen to go on a tirade, be it via pubSIC or tagging or public indecency, even if the voices are goading and prodding at the issue. The values one endorses shine as clear as one's thoughts.
To comfortably exist as a corporate citizen, one must uphold the standards of corporate life. When your name is oft referred to as a joke instead of out of jealousy, it's time to rethink where you're headed, because it sure isn't up.
Remember the pillars: Respect, Professionalism, Ambition, Productivity, and Modesty.
Ask yourself what standards you meet, and what pillars you need to raise. If we improve our pillars, we improve our corporation.
And thus, we improve the world.