Another note to self (gen y).
I think the most professional people, do lots of little tiny professional things to create that aura around them. I like that.
It’s something you could still down into a list of actions and to-do (and not to-dos) – but it is those people who assess each situation practically and reasonably, that we consider professional (including moments when no one is looking). Communications, leadership, commentary, appearance, actions and inactions. It is through one’s considered character that one can build trust and relationships with those around them.
It is one’s self awareness, and awareness of the situation and people around them, that make them so valuable, and so respected.