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Five Keys to Building Dependability

By |2018-10-29T15:55:58+00:00September 1, 2007|

1. Be Careful What You Promise The value you place on your commitments will determine your dependability. Recognize the seriousness of giving your word. When you agree to meet someone for a friendly lunch, for example, your punctuality demonstrates your value of your friend. When you set a project completion date, make a realistic [...]

Word Etymology: Dependability

By |2018-10-29T15:55:59+00:00September 1, 2007|

Food for Thought De- is the Latin prefix meaning "down" or "from." Combine this with pendere, "to hang," and you have a word picture that illustrates the meaning of dependable. When a rock climber ties a rope around a rock and rappels off a cliff, his life "hangs from" the stability of that rock. [...]