The totally unacceptable should never become the acceptable. You need to instill a code of ethics, of conduct that is never pierced by systemic or single bad practices. You have to make sure that your culture is such that you are all doing the right things when you know no one is looking.
Yes, we all make mistakes and do bone headed things but I am not talking about being human. I am talking about dishonorable practices that allow others to harm or be harmed.
Make a practice of doing the right thing even when people are not watching and you will be on the right track.
Today we are inundated with issue after issue. The majority of these are social issues but they all bleed in to business.
We hear about child care, Medicare, and health care or lack there of. From my perspective, the greatest care one can have is self care. To me this is ones ability to solve their own problems. Creating jobs is the biggest driver of attaining self care and the driving component of that is having the appropriate education.
Having a job that pays well is critical. In business I am always focused on growth as this provides the organic opportunities for our workforce to prosper and fully practice self care.
Finally, for full disclosure, I am not a member of the NRA and do not own a firearm. I do not have an agenda other than it is important that we have an honest and transparent debate.
As a dear friend of mine used to state when talking about achieving something that there are many ways to downtown, to get the job done. The same can be said of success.
Rarely is the line to success straight. My suggestions would be not to expect success to simply appear or that a year of hard work should be rewarded with a lifetime of success. My tips for success would be the following:
1- don’t expect an easy path to success. Your journey will take many turns. Embrace the challenges along the way whole heartedly and keep positive
2- there will be bumps along the road, accept them, learn from them and you will be more likely to succeed
3- work hard and focus on doing the job you have now to the best of your ability. The future will take care of itself
4- obsess on continuous personal learning and you will be a top candidate for future success
5- help others and your kindness will be repaid many times over