Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success
will be how you treat people – your family, friends, and coworkers,
and even strangers you meet along the way.
–Barbara Bush

What type of co-workers do you like to surround yourself with? Probably those who have the necessary skills to contribute to goal attainment, but what else? Common desired skills include the ability to trust, the desire for results, being accountable, but there’s more.

What about someone that is just fun to be around and has an upbeat personality?

Here are excerpts from Travis Bradberry’s 11 Secrets of Irresistible People:

1.They treat EVERYONE with respect.
Irresistible people treat everyone with respect because they
believe they’re no better than anyone else.

2.They follow the Platinum Rule.
Not the Golden Rule, rather it’s treating others as they want to be treated

3.They ditch the small talk.
Irresistible people create connections and find depth even in short, everyday conversations

4.They focus on people more than anything else.
Irresistible people possess an authentic interest in those around them

5.They don’t try too hard.
Irresistible people don’t make it all about them

6.They recognize the difference between fact and opinion.
Irresistible people recognize that people may see things

7.They are authentic.
They know that no one likes a fake

8.They have integrity.
They avoid talking bad about other people, and they do the right thing

9.They smile.
Smiling during conversations will likely have the other person do the same

10.They make an effort to look their best.
Looking your best is a sign of respect for those you interact with

11.They find reasons to love life.
They approach problems as temporary obstacles, not inescapable fate

Are you the type of colleague you’d want to surround yourself with? Is there anything you’d like to change?

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts
will inevitably bring about right results.
—James Allen