Professionalism Quotes

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Tina Fey
“Politics and prostitution have to be the only jobs where inexperience is considered a virtue. In what other profession would you brag about not knowing stuff? “I’m not one of those fancy Harvard heart surgeons. I’m just an unlicensed plumber with a dream and I’d like to cut your chest open.” The crowd cheers.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

Agatha Christie
“There was a moment when I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you're writing, and aren't writing particularly well.”
Agatha Christie, Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

David Halberstam
“[On writing:] "There's a great quote by Julius Irving that went, 'Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don't feel like doing them.'"

(One On 1, interview with Budd Mishkin; NY1, March 25, 2007.)”
David Halberstam, Everything They Had: Sports Writing

Steven Pressfield
“The professional has learned that success, like happiness, comes as a by-product of work. The professional concentrates on the work and allows rewards to come or not come, whatever they like.”
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

Jonathan Stroud
“I wasn't pretty, but as my mother once said, prettiness wasn't my profession.”
Jonathan Stroud, The Screaming Staircase

Alain de Botton
“He was a volatile mixture of confidence and vulnerability. He could deliver extended monologues on professional matters, then promptly stop in his tracks to peer inquisitively into his guest's eyes for signs of boredom or mockery, being intelligent enough to be unable fully to believe in his own claims to significance. He might, in a past life, have been a particularly canny and sharp-tongued royal advisor.”
Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Himmilicious
“If you're good at something, never let your friends know, because for their purpose,they will make you do it for free ”
Himmilicious

Kazuo Ishiguro
“What is more, sir," his lordship went on, "I believe I have a good idea of what you mean by 'professionalism.' It appears to mean getting one's way by cheating and manipulating. It appears to mean serving the dictates of greed and advantage rather than those of goodness and the desire to see justice prevail in the world. If that is the 'professionalism' you refer to, sir, I don't care much for it and have no wish to acquire it.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day

Kay Redfield Jamison
“I was bitterly resentful, but somehow greatly relieved. And I respected him enormously for his clarity of thought, his obvious caring, and his unwillingness to equivocate in delivering bad news.”
Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
“Leadership is never an avenue to be self-serving but,a platform to render great service to people.”
Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Ryan Lilly
“A professional headshot in front of a bookshelf says you're an intellectual. A professional headshot peeking though a bookshelf says you're probably under a restraining order.”
Ryan Lilly

Abhijit Naskar
“Be not professional in what you do, rather be excellent. Excellence has life in it - it has colors in it - it has sweetness in it - whereas professionalism is a dead corpse exuding the disgusting smell of obedience. Excellence requires no obedience, yet in excellence you act your best, without all the life-sucking efforts.”
Abhijit Naskar, Time to Save Medicine

Gideon Haigh
“[I]f Modi is toast, it will in one sense be a tremendous pity. In his way, he represents a third generation in cricket's governance. For a hundred years and more, cricket was run by administrators, who essentially maintained the game without going out of their way to develop it. More recently it has been run by managers, with just an ounce or two of strategic thought. Modi was neither; he was instead a genuine entrepreneur. He has as much feeling for cricket as Madonna has for madrigals, but perhaps, because he came from outside cricket's traditional bureaucratic circles, he brought a vision and a common touch unexampled since Kerry Packer.”
Gideon Haigh

“We're not going to get carried away. Well, we are going to for the next couple of days!”
Paul Collingwood

Jacob Tobia
“At first glance, professionalism tries to convince you it’s a neutral word, merely meant to signify a collection of behaviors, clothing, and norms “appropriate” for the workplace. We just ask that everyone be professional, the cis white men will say, smiles on their faces, as if they’re not asking for much. We try to maintain a professional office environment. But never has a word in the English language been so loaded with racism, sexism, heteronormativity, or trans exclusion. Whenever someone is telling you to “be professional,” they’re really saying, “be more like me.” If you’re black, “being professional” can often mean speaking differently, avoiding black cultural references, or not wearing natural hair. If you’re not American, “being professional” can mean abandoning your cultural dress for Western business clothes. If you’re not Christian, “being professional” can mean potentially removing your hijab to fit in, sitting by while your officemates ignore your need for kosher or halal food, sucking up the fact that your office puts up a giant Christmas tree every year. If you’re low-income or working class, “being professional” can mean spending money you don’t have on work clothes—“dressing nicely” for a job that may not pay enough for you to really afford to do so. If you’re a woman, “being professional” can mean navigating a veritable minefield of double standards. Show some skin, but don’t be a slut. Wear heels, but not too high, and not too low, either. Wear form-fitting clothes, but not too form-fitting. We offer maternity leave, but don’t “interrupt your career” by taking it. And if you’re trans like me, “being professional” can mean putting your identity away unless it conforms to dominant gender norms.”
Jacob Tobia, Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story

Jacob Tobia
“Plainly put, the imperative to “be professional” is the imperative to be whiter, straighter, wealthier, and more masculine. A wolf in sheep’s clothing masquerading as a neutral term, professionalism hangs over the head of anyone who’s different, who deviates from the hegemony of white men.”
Jacob Tobia, Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story

“We must never confuse professionalism with expertise. Expertise is something to work for and to share; professionalism is--by definition--elitist and exclusive, sexist, racist, and classist.”
Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English

Cindy Ann Peterson
“Don’t let the fact that just because the meetings are now virtual, you no longer need to be concerned with how you look.

It is important to send the message that you are just as prepared and take your job just as seriously when meetings are virtual.

This could be especially costly to your career if your boss or someone more senior to you suddenly appear as an unexpected attendee.”
Cindy Ann Peterson, My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

Cindy Ann Peterson
“Your attire and grooming are some of the simplest things you can do to maintain your professional bearing. Don’t allow yourself to get lazy and allow these small oversights to cost you your credibility, job or career.”
Cindy Ann Peterson, My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

Chinmai Swamy
“Professional: A person willing to play the game with every intention to win and willing to accept defeat.”
Chinmai Swamy

Chinmai Swamy
“A professional will always deliver the promise regardless of personal situations.”
Chinmai Swamy

Chinmai Swamy
“Professionals are always paid more than an amateurs because of they want to get paid and will do what is needed.”
Chinmai Swamy

Chinmai Swamy
“A professional is a person who promises what to do and does it (unconditionally).”
Chinmai Swamy

Deeksha Arora
“The only thing to convert your passion to profit is just Do it, Do it and Do it”
Deeksha Arora

Chinmai Swamy
“A professional coach focuses on profits so that their are in business long enough to help many people.”
Chinmai Swamy

“Package your gift in such a way that you can help as many people as possible; and afford others the opportunity to bring their unique skills and abilities to help you as well.”
Dr. Lucas D. Shallua, Average to Abundant: How Ordinary People Build Sustainable Wealth and Enjoy the Process

Abhijit Naskar
“In modern society we often try to separate our personal and professional life. But this separation needs to be erased. People work better when they are accepted for who they are, living as a whole human being.”
Abhijit Naskar

“In this day and age with smartphones and all (i.e., 2021), if a person cannot get back to you within 24 hours or at least a day or two, when you communicate with them about something important to you, then you're obviously low on their priority list. Therefore, it's time for you to move them to the bottom of your list as well. Save your face in this race.”
Major Mike Russell

“In a working group, an intelligent staff will be elevated if the boss is good. If the boss is bad, then the intelligent staff will be eliminated.”
Dr Sivakumar Gowder

“For me, best communication is that which happens by look straight into eyes.”
Sonal Takalkar

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