Work productivity experts are offering three strong tips on improving your job performance and situation. In fact, these are all things you may be doing that are critical mistakes in your journey to the top:

1. Getting in late! Even if you work the same amount of hours as co-workers, this habit leaves a bad perception with bosses.

2.  Checking email first thing in the morning. Get to more important tasks first. Email usually falls into the more trivial category of duties.

3. Sitting at your desk. Research indicates that standing up while engaged in work projects makes workers more creative, more enthusiastic, and more willing to collaborate than when sitting down.

Here's wishing you good luck on your way up the corporate ladder! And thanks for listening to the Quad Cities At-Work Station, Mix 96!