Business has been and always will be about thinking of some new way to either help solve a problem of one sort or another or to bring a pleasure to someone. If we stop thinking about the betterment of the world in which we exist, then it would be quite boring and absent of positive energy. This thinking we do is about creating. When we create, we give of ourselves to the world. The world receives value from our creativity.
April showers bring May flowers and thus the cycle of spring presents itself once again. During this time of starting fresh and new, might we all pause and consider how we could contribute to a better culture moving forward. Do we have the ability to rise above the noise of daily media influence and objectively look at our society and make it better today for a greater tomorrow!
For the past 12+ months there has been several shifts in the rate of pace in the business world. Depending on which industry you are in you either experienced a complete shutdown going to a snail’s pace or it accelerated to breakneck speed pace. Although there are always shifts in the pace of a business, they were far more exacerbated in 2020 and early 2021.
In a world where there exist many perspectives, many biases, many challenges, it is a common focus on Purpose that brings a Culture nourishment. A Culture just like a living being needs to be nurtured and cared for daily. When we allow negativity to enter into the process of taking care of our Culture we lose sight of one of our fundamental Purposes. That is to sustain life for good and not evil.
There is an old saying in business that nothing happens until the sale happens. That might be true when looking through the lens of the end customer, but without people engaged in the business and the effort to attract customers by them, then no sale would even be possible.
As referenced last week, the ebb and flow of successful businesses is heavily dependent on the platform it builds upon. Through challenges and times of calm, the business which has its priorities in place will not only withstand the turbulence but will be agile enough to pivot and make lemonade from lemons.
A culture where individuals or groups, either by design or by circumstance are victims or feel like victims is a culture in demise. It is imperative that all humanity is respected. We all have differences which distinguish ourselves from each other but we are all one people seeking relationships which advance our society in a positive way.
The leaders which walk the halls of business progress today are being replaced by new leadership for tomorrow’s outcomes. These transitions have gone on year after year in the business world. It is the passing of the baton from one generation to the next in one form or fashion. From mother to daughter, father to son, CEO to up and coming emerging executive or any combination of moving the business from one style of leadership to the next.
Every business and person has their own unique set of finger prints. The hands and fingers may appear to be the same but the actual touch of the hand with their fingers is uniquely different. This uniqueness is what separates and enhances each of our contributions to our culture. The touch of another’s hand communicates not just a sediment but an actual transfer of something unique from one to another.