Sunday, August 29, 2010

What foundaton is your company built on?

Individuals that build their company on dishonest practices and justify their actions by saying they are "entitled" will bear fruit that is rotten.

As Abraham Lincoln said:

"You can fool all the people some of the time and you can fool some of the people all of the time. But you cannot fool all the people all of the time."

The foolish think the truth will never come out. The wise know better and they know lies beget lies.

Build your foundation on truth and honest practices and you will bear fruit that is sweet and that fruit will become a legacy.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Good happening or bad?

I spoke with an individual the other day, she is an RN and has worked hard to get where she is today. She has had multiple successes and has earned an outstanding reputation by/of improving facilities and regions. However, she was hurt and wanted to share a situation with me. As she spoke it brought back memories of my own similar experience. This Executive Nurse was brought in to help turn a facility around. During her time at the facility a grave incident occurred. This Executive Nurse got busy developing a QA program to rectify the situation; however, the company she was working for had other plans. They brought someone in with “white-out”! This Executive Nurse refused to use the white out and guess what happened to her?

Does any of this story sound familiar? Does the thought go through your mind, “Really, this stuff still happens?” Do you sit and scratch your head and wonder why the one with the ethics is out looking for a job?

Would you say that things ended badly for this Executive Nurse or good? If we accept this scenario at face value we might say it does not look like it ended well for her. Long hours of hard work and still she was out!

However, had she stayed would she be available to walk through the next open door of opportunity.

It is interesting how things play out in one’s life. It is my belief that your attitude will be the barometer to your altitude. You can either look at the glass half full or half empty. If you believe in yourself, others will believe in you. Present yourself well and let your abilities shine and other organizations will want you.

It states in the scripture that if you are not received well in a town, to shake the dust from your feet and move on. If you are put in a position that does not line up with your ethics then be thankful and move on. Why would you want to work for a company that you cannot support enthusiastically? A grave incident is bad, but what is worst is for the issue not to be fixed and there be another grave incident.

There are lots of great organizations left and I am honored to have the privilege to represent them.

For all of you professionals that have been put in a position to say no, pat yourselves on the back and take pride you got fired. Rejoice! You have been released to take your positive energy to a company where white out does not exist.

By the way, I have read the end of the book and the good do win!