I’ve been thinking – how do I know if I am making good decisions for my company? What should I be thinking about every time I choose between one course of action and another?

I am a devoted fan of the stoic philosophy, even if my temperament frequently seems at odds with its teachings. Recently I came across a quote from Marcus Aurelius, a Roman emperor from 161 to 180 AD.

That which is not good for the beehive cannot be good for the bees.
– Marcus Aurelius

What struck me about this quote was how often I might make decisions without considering the consequences to the people involved. But beyond that, I started thinking about how often the opposite is also true. What might be the consequences to those negatively impacted by my decision that in turn might have created a negative impact on my company? And if I have acted in such a mindlessly negligent way, am I alone in my oblivious carelessness? I don’t think so.

I think that the wisest business leaders I know take care of their people. And they think that if they do that, their people will take care of the business – which includes the customer.

What do you think?

Until tomorrow, GUNG Ho friends!