One of America’s founding fathers, James Madison said, “As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust, so there are other qualities in human nature which justify a certain portion of esteem and confidence“.
allow the sunshine side of human nature to enjoy unlimited freedom,
while setting up appropriate safeguards to prevent the shadow of human
passion, greed, and lust for power from undermining the success of the
Wouldn’t you like your job or business to have the same goals? Wouldn’t you like to have more sunshine in your business? Wouldn’t you like to be able to bring out the best in your team, your employees, or your organization? You can! It takes pulling back the shades, washing the windows, and welcoming the rays of light into your fishbowl!
Let the sunshine in with these simple steps:
Clarify your communication expectations
Create an environment of open idea-sharing and accountability
Appreciate the “light” in your human resources
“Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to
air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses,
and their concerns without fear of reprisal.”
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Freedom, creativity, and self-confidence are a few principles that the founding fathers of America built an entire nation on. Certainly your business can benefit by applying the same principles. Bring your business and your team out of the shadow and into the light!
Your future will be so bright, you’re gonna need shades!