- Dr. Marilou Ryder Author of Rules of the Game: How
Better Late Than Never?
Professional Branding Insider Tip Research suggests that being on time is one of the most admired traits in the professional world. Being late for anything -- a staff meeting, a luncheon, a teacher conference suggests a lack of integrity and is quite frankly insulting. Set your phone to remind you when meetings are scheduled and gauge your time to arrive within 5-10 minutes in advance of a scheduled meeting or appointment.