Think Daily for Businesspeople Messages
Your salespeople are not just important, they are EVERYTHING about your company's growth. Do you know what's going on when EACH of them interacts with customers on a daily basis?
Are they great, good, or not so good? Are they consistent? Are they experts? Are they good with people?
Nothing matters more. Check it out for real.
You CAN make your business better - that's always possible. If it's your business, you can do whatever you want. It's not immoral to do it your way. But the market is watching - and it is a ruthless judge. You will be punished or rewarded for how effective your businesses output is relative to what people value.
In the end, it's your choice - and your results.
When used in the context of "business owners should give back" I'd ask - "Why, have I taken something that doesn't belong to me?" Businesspeople are the ones who risk, invest, and create things that help other people. They bring others along by creating jobs and paying taxes on commercial real estate and equipment, and if they are successful - on profits. They make life better for customers who voluntarily exchange money for the products or services created by the business - that is theie customers value the product or service more than the money. Business owners make the world better or they don't exist for long.
I'm a firm believer in giving for the right reasons, and "I owe" is not one of them.
What do you think?