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Core Values

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Core Values are to me, what drives you.  Your foundation upon which you do your work.

Having been lucky enough to have travelled for business to a wide range of countries - I still have India, Russia and South America on my list to meet.

I've met some interesting characters and some down-right crazy people in business.  Each one of them has left a small dent in my universe.

 

My list looks something like this:

Trust your inner thoughts and first instinct (it's usually right)

Deliver Options, always options and guiding advice

Listen - two ears and one mouth, use them in those proportions (thanks Grandma)

Think - what would my customer get from us doing this

Work as hard and harder than your team - respect them as they respect you

Working hard doesn't always mean putting in long hours, it means working smart

Many people say they're working hard, they're often not

Never tell your boss there's a problem - until you have solution options

Ensure your tone and pace are carefully set and monitored - not everyone speaks English

Keep a sense of humor - refine it and see the absurd in business kindly

Trust your team and don't beat them when they're wrong - they know it already

Be honest and direct - everyone deserves to be well guided and not screwed over

Temper any bad news with options and positive exits - Good, Bad, Good

Stand your ground, but acquiesce when when the better idea comes forward

Take praise kindly and do not brag

Thank people often - there's not enough of this done