Qualities to Hone: Weekend Poll Results

Over the course of the last two Weekend Polls, we’ve been looking at professional attributes – first your own and then, this weekend, those of your role models and other admin. professionals you admire.The focus of this past weekend’s poll:

What attributes do your role models bring to the profession?
The results: 

You identified a number of qualities, and I’ve compiled them below. Have a look at the range of attributes readers identified, and consider which ones you already possess – or are working on enhancing.

List six qualities/attributes of your professional role model/admin. professionals you admire.  

  • Analytical
  • Approachable
  • Bold
  • Calm
  • Communications / skilled communicator / superior communication skills
  • Composed
  • Confident /confidence
  • Conscientious
  • Courageous / fearless / guts to go for what she wants
  • Decisive
  • Delegates effectively
  • Discretion / discreet
  • Efficient
  • Empathetic
  • Energetic yet poised
  • Flexible
  • Generous
  • Gracefully assertive / able to say no
  • Guts to go for what she wants
  • Influential
  • Informed / makes a point of being aware of sectoral trends
  • Initiative / takes initiative
  • Innovative
  • Inspiring / inspires confidence / inspires trust
  • Integrity
  • Intelligent
  • Kind
  • Knowledgeable / makes a point of being well informed
  • Leader / leadership qualities
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organised
  • Outcome-focused
  • Patient
  • Personable
  • Poised
  • Positive attitude / cheerfulness / positive role model
  • Prioritises / able to prioritise and reprioritise
  • Proactive
  • Professional/consummate professional
  • Relationships / Builds effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Represents our company very well
  • Resilient
  • Resourceful
  • Self-motivate
  • Tact / tactful
  • Tech savvy / technological/IT skills; expert in Excel, charts and diagrams
  • Trustworthy / inspires trust
  • Unflappable
  • Well read


Have you told your role model(s)/admin. professionals you admire that you respect their work? 

  • Yes: 82% of respondents
  • No: 18% of respondents

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