When we’re preparing for a trip, we’re careful to pack what will be needed. We take inventory and we evaluate various scenarios. Will I need this? Should I pack that?

Bringing this same kind of thinking to the workday is useful, too, and this goes beyond the material things like a bagged lunch or a notebook.

What kind of attitude should I pack? What kind of mindset? Which persona? Which posture?

Careful packing of these things can be just as important as an i.d. badge or a briefcase.