55. Be On Time

People notice if you are late, especially if it happens chronically. This is not the reputation you want because in essence if you are late more than you are on time, you are implying that your time is more valuable than anyone else in the meeting which indeed it is not. If  your schedule has back to back meetings, then being late is something that can be hard to avoid without proactive management. If the meetings you are joining were arranged by someone else, it is best to notify them as the meeting starts that you will need to leave promptly on time. If you set the meetings, you might try making the minute a 55 minute or 25 minute meeting so it starts 5 minutes than the normal time.  This would give both you and your colleagues with tight schedules a 5 minute “passing period” so everyone can be on time.

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