1. Speak softly.
2. Show up early.
3. Think several steps ahead.
4. Refrain from frequent praise.
5. Don't tell others everything about yourself.
6. Don't complain.
7. Defend an underdog or a maverick.
8. Use few words.
9. Speak last.
10. Speak slowly.
11. Be reliable.
12. Avoid fads.
13. Be creative.
14. Emphasize ethics.
15. Avoid vulgarity.
16. Go out of your way to be thoughtful.
17. Remember names.
18. Listen carefully to others.
19. Read good books and listen to good music.
20. Neither impose nor hide your religion.
21. Be courageous.

source: Execupundit.com

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Comment by Rob Clarke on June 30, 2008 at 5:38pm
Good stuff, great blog- thanks for sharing Dennis!
Comment by Sally Raade on June 30, 2008 at 6:53pm
Hi Dennis,

Can I add stuff from my point of view? Perhaps my list can be added to your big list.

1. Dress neatly or professionally depending on the fuction.

2. Think before you speak.

3. Stay away from negative people or at least don't hang around with them.

4. Be helpful if you can or stay out of the way.

5. Take care of your health: get plenty of sleep and the right food.

6. Use words that people can understand.

7. Actively be part of the solution not the problem.

8. If you're networking, don't be shy...go introduce yourself

9. Don't judge peple unless you've been in their shoes.

What are your thoughts on theses?

Sally
Comment by Nancy Ford on June 30, 2008 at 7:29pm
Excellent list Dennis!
Comment by Dave Mendoza on July 1, 2008 at 5:17am
Be Humble ... which is why you always get so much attention Dennis when you are such a super star. Few people are so talented and yet so modest. Also when you praise someone's wife they will always speak your name in one's household. My wife Heidi always remembers your name when we talk about Kennedy lol.
Comment by Susan Kang Nam on July 1, 2008 at 7:32am
Great list!~ my 2 cents addition to this list - express gratitude. I have always thought little expression of thanks I received from others and vice versa goes a long way. So, thanks for the list Dennis! ~ look forward to getting to know you. :)
Comment by Steve Levy on July 2, 2008 at 3:27pm
Sincerely offer assistance to others

(oh, and only shave half your head)

I love you man!
Comment by Dennis Smith on July 2, 2008 at 3:56pm
Wow, awesome comments....thanks Rob, Sally (hey, your nine additions could be a whole new top 10 list....excellent!), Nancy (by the way, like what you've done with your page), Dave (you always know how to make somebody feel good...that's why I like you...btw, give my love to Heidi :), Susan (express gratitude....goes well with what Dave said..very nice), Levy (sincere assistance, yep, much better than the shaved head - hey, miss you, dude!).

Thanks everybody!

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