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Keeping Your Word at Work Unlock the Power of Your Promises
"A promise made is a debt unpaid." - Robert W. Service (1874-1958), British-Canadian poet and writer

Are you "as good as your word"? Or, do you make promises to colleagues or customers, and then fail to deliver? The importance of keeping your promises cannot be overestimated.

Our latest article examines the benefits of Keeping Your Word at Work, and the damage you can cause to your reputation if you don't.

Staying true to your word shows personal integrity, and you can explore this further in our articles, How to Preserve Your Integrity and Professionalism.

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A Final Note

"Dictum Meum Pactum" - my word is my bond - is a motto to live by. It sends the powerful message that when you make a promise, you will keep it. Few things will harm your career more than getting a reputation for breaking your word!

Next week, watch our new video on how to avoid the panic and stress of "hurry sickness." Mind Tools Club members can also enjoy our Expert Interview with emotional intelligence guru, Daniel Goleman.

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