CEO’s Perspective: What are the most underrated skills most employees lack?
Doing what you tell people you will do
If you can teach your kids a useful skill that will always help them with their career: teach them to be reliable — to do what they say they will do. (It is harder than it sounds.)
If you consistently do what you say you will do, you will almost certainly be someone people desire to have on their teams. It is so rare that when you work with someone who is reliable, you never ever want to work with anyone else. You will do anything to keep that person on your team.
Source: CEO’s Perspective: what are the most underrated skills most employees lack? – Quora
My Comments: The points made here are generally true for all people. I would even add that they are key to most successful lives.