Dear CS Professionals and Aspiring Company Secretaries,
Post clearing professional programme examination and completing management training, the first thing a Company Secretary must do is to be the best, unique or ultimate CS, no matter if someone is opting for a corporate job or independent practice.
"A CS Professional must possess some ultimate skill to the path of success in the corporate world."
Following are the key qualities of an ultimate Company Secretary:
Passion for the Profession:
The passion can grow your profession in such a way that no one can dare to compete with you. It is completely true to say that once you start chasing your passion –success will follow you in every step of your professional life.
The Art of Learning:
To be a Successful Company Secretary, one must know the beautiful art of learning as it will lead you to perfection in your work area. The more you Learn –the more you will Earn. In our profession, it is very much imperative to stay updated otherwise you will loose your tangible existence in the market.
Attitude of Gratitude
A positive attitude can change your budding career and lifestyle in a beautiful way. Therefore, think of gratitude and inculcate it in your life.
Never be afraid of taking risk or challenges in your life to gain something, in the long run, take a challenge to prove yourself to the world that YOU CAN DO, don’t be afraid by failures in life you will succeed sooner or later.
Accept and Correct
Always accept your defaults and correct them for the future. Never think before accepting your mistake, just accept it and correct it, be the best, take your test, more you accept your mistakes more you build up a trust with your stakeholder.
Maintain your Network
Be a convincing personality and create your strong network because it is a well-known proverb:
“JO DIKHTA HAI WAHI BIKTA HAI”
So be socially active, leave your footprints everywhere and maintain a healthy relationship with all.
To maintain a good relationship with all stakeholders a company secretary should have knowledge of human relations.
Honesty & Integrity.
Loyalty and Courtesy;
Tactfulness and Cautiousness; and
Sense of Discipline and Responsibility
Effective Knowledge of Business
Understanding of business also helps in taking proper career decisions. One can make a right career move if he can find out that the present line of business may not be most suitable for his present career plan.
Respect the CS Fraternity
Just remember always that our unity is our strength, always respect your profession, your co-members, together we are everything so we must start promoting our profession in a diligent manner for the long lasting result.
An Expert in Governance
We need to ensure a current knowledge of both current developments affecting governance and also best practice in corporate governance – continuing professional development is key.
Company Secretaries should be the corporate governance professional in their organization
– they should be the ‘go to’ person for governance issues.
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