Higher education is a good launching pad, but no guarantee of a better performance on the job. You need core skills to meet the demands of a job; you also need good people management skills to be able to get the desired output.
Often companies make the mistake of hiring highly qualified people for menial jobs. In the end, management ends up getting a disgruntled workforce, which is not excited about achieving key results.
Respect the environment. Be pro-active in implementing environment friendly measures like power savings, diversification of power sources, increasing the green cover in your surroundings, adapting good waste handling measures and rain water harvesting. In short, giving back to Mother Nature more than what we continue to receive.
How many times can I kill my mother-in-law to avail leave?! Excuses for being late to work and for excessive leaves are a sign of weakness of will power and character.
Offering excuses for a fouled up job is just not done. Be bold, accept your share of the blame and make amends. To help your team to grow and zoom, get out of your ivory tower, try to redress their difficulties and demonstrate your leadership qualities.