BANNED 3: Turning up Late

what time do you call this?!

Well, I am on a roll now; so while I am ranting, may I also suggest that lateness is nothing about bad time management, it’s about respect.

If you respect the people waiting for you to join the meeting, or the clients you are to visit, or someone who has come to see you, and are late, then you demonstrate a simple lack respect for them. You are being rude, and there is no excuse. It’s not about time management, it’s about not respecting the people who are waiting or are made to wait.

So be on time, have respect, make a good impression, turn up early, prepared, looking neat and bright. R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Photo credit: The Lego Woman

About the author

Charlie has spent more than 20 years in Perth’s tech and startup sector, firstly as a founder himself, through to exit, and more recently as a writer, advisor and investor. Originally from the UK, Charlie worked in Singapore before arriving in Perth in 1997 to do an MBA at UWA. Graduating as top student in 1999 he set up online real estate business, running it for 10 years before selling to REIWA, whereupon Charlie ran In 2013, he moved to Business News to lead their digital transformation as CEO, and then worked for the federal government’s Accelerating Commercialisation program, funding pre-revenue startups and innovative businesses. He now works in an advisory capacity for multiple tech and other businesses, is managing editor of Startup News and co-host of the Startup West podcast. He also writes a column for Business News on startups. Charlie sits on the advisory boards of WA Leaders, TEDxPerth, WAITTA, the Perth Symphony Orchestra, and the full board of Rise Network.

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