Among several fundamentals ofare these three:
1. Your title matters. It should say what you do and indicate your rank in the clearest, most concise way possible.
2. Know what you want to accomplish. Not necessarily what your next job will be, but what you want to get done, and by when, in the job you have now.
3. Keep confidences. Nothing kills atrajectory faster than indiscretion. Keep confidences confidential, whether they are tightly held corporate information or personal confidences.
— Adapted from “Six Ways to Earn Respect at Work,” Forbes.com.