When we talk about breaking through the burden of doing business as usual, or making the world a better place through business, we focus a lot on the business leaders, and with good reason. Their vision and their values are reflected in the day-to-day operations and business practices that ultimately define the company.
Throughout my career, I’ve met a lot of truly wonderful business owners and company leaders. Whether they started the businesses they run, inherited them, or were brought into them, they stood up and said, “Yes, I will be responsible for making this work.”
When they hold themselves to higher standards and genuinely endeavor to do good business, it’s vital that others – specifically employees – support them.
Because as that Billboard Hot 100 hit reminds us, “It takes two to make things go right. It takes two to make it out of sight.”
(In business, it usually takes more than two but that’s not how the song goes.)
So we’re talking about personal responsibility.
On this week’s very special April Fool’s episode of the Doing (good) Business podcast, we focused on the individual contributions that make doing good business possible (and explain how fish are related to April Fool’s Day).
Tune in to learn why it’s important to bring your enthusiasm, knowledge, curiosity, and passion for what you do to work.
Or, if you’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’, tap into our ideas for revitalizing yourself.
And, last but not least, consider some different ways in which you might volunteer at work to help propel those good business practices forward.
The Doing (good) Business podcast is a weekly production and collaborative project between Lara Heacock Consulting and The Positive Business. We have two types of shows; we tackle business topics that are often misconstrued or otherwise muddy, and we interview business leaders in all types of companies, throughout the country (and soon to be world!) who are doing good business.
We learn. We share. We laugh.
Listen here or find us anywhere you listen to podcasts.