The forthcoming coronation of King Charles, alongside Queen Camilla Consort at Westminster Abbey on Saturday May 6th will be a momentous occasion that will be watched by millions of people worldwide. The shops are full of memorabilia and street parties have been organised up and down the country, ( British weather permitting!) and we have even been given an extra bank holiday because of it.
As part of his reign as King, King Charles will embody certain strict principles of royal work ethic which can be useful for all of us, especially those in authority, to emulate in the workplace.
A main principle of royal work ethic is to lead by example. As the new King, Charles will be expected to set an example of extremely high standards and to work hard and serve others. In the workplace, leaders can do the same by setting an example to their employees. Arriving to work on time, remaining fully focused and working diligently can all contribute to a strong work ethic.
Another important aspect of royal work is service. King Charles will serve his people. Therefore, managers, leaders and those in authority in the workplace should focus on meeting the needs of their employees and ensuring they have the adequate resources they need to do their jobs effectively.
To maintain a strong work ethic is to work very hard indeed. Even if the situation or task is difficult or unappealing in some way or when distractions and naysayers are seemingly everywhere, one should continue diligently and to encourage others to do the same.
Striving for excellence at all times will be expected in all one's duties which will set high standards.
Politeness, courtesy, good manners and a keen and genuine interest in what others are doing and how they are performing are necessary attributes to have.
Embracing change is not always easy and requires an ability to adapt. Change is always occurring, sometimes of our own choice and sometimes not, but one must have the flexibility of an open mind for staying ahead at all times and not letting negative situations or people interfere with what is happening.
Remaining humble, loyal and supportive will certainly build trust and show that one values the opinions of others. Never showing discrimination will allow one’s humility to shine through.
King Charles, in addition to his official and ceremonial duties, has always shown a keen and active interest in public life. He works passionately and tirelessly with many charities and organisations in which he shows unfaltering support. Despite the heavy responsibilities that his new role has brought, he will wear the title of King with unfaltering loyalty and a fierce sense of duty. If one can become admired and respected in the workplace and be a figure that commands the way forward, through both prosperous and also more difficult times, then one has all the qualities of a good leader.