Professionalism can be a difficult thing to pick up on, and to explain to people.
Professionalism is a daily marker of focus and consideration.
Key to this whole concept is the understanding that other people are unique and powerful too.
Maybe they don't know it. Perhaps they forgot, or nobody ever told them.
Planning ahead and asking for help is part of it.
Mentoring and considering others with respect.
Confidence and self respect.
I often forget how to do these things but probably other people do too.
My metaphor is growing rapidly. It is reaching above the fenceline. Now it will get sunlight twice as long every day.
It is planted in sand and the water just leaks through. If anyone knows how to nurture one any farther than this, it would be a great time to be my sunflower mentor.