The right attitude and positive behavioural attributes required to succeed in the work environment go beyond the standards demonstrated for the issuance of certificates, the Director-General of the Cyber Security Authority (CSA), Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako has stated.

Addressing graduating students at the Ghana College of Basic and Applied Sciences at the University of Ghana, Dr. Antwi-Boasiako said, “The right attitude entails continuous learning as a young graduate, demonstrating commitment to time, being innovative and finding alternative and creative ways to get tasks done, and not coming with excuses.”

“The right attitude means being resilient in the face of challenges. The right attitude for a young graduate is demonstrating integrity not only towards your superiors but also to your colleagues and the people you meet,” he added.

Dr. Antwi-Boasiako indicated that the right attitude meant following procedures and due processes to get things done, as well as taking responsibility, taking sound risks, and accepting consequences for one’s actions.

“As young graduates, the right attitude can also mean working for free just to get your first opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have for the world of work. Your attitude in the workplace will significantly define your performance, job satisfaction, and overall work performance,” he added.

The director-general cautioned the graduates of obstacles that may impede their quest to succeed and be exceptional as he referenced his experience as a private businessperson after returning to Ghana a decade ago.

He recounted the challenges he faced in the form of mediocrity, laziness, and lack of integrity from his employees and other persons he engaged in the private and public sectors and how he overcame those challenges with a good mindset.

He further urged the graduates to demonstrate generosity to their teams and to humanity, and that the knowledge acquired from the university was to help make life better for the larger society.