I don’t know how many times I’ve heard the phrase "it’s just business" used to justify taking advantage of someone in a business. Today, Seth Godin had a short and very true post that basically echoed my feelings about this subject entitled "It's just business".
After reading Seth’s post, I felt compelled to post a few items that I consider to be "just business":
- Keeping your word when you make a deal (as my dad used to say, your word is all you’ve got)
- Treating others kindly and respectfully
- Helping others reach their goals, both professionally and personally
- Delivering more than is expected
- Working hard to catch someone doing something right (I first read the One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson in college. This book is the foundation of my management and supervisory style)
- Sharing your success with others (no one is really a self-made, all of us have had the help and support of others)