Ah yes, today we’re looking to the presidents of the USA for some wisdom on how to run our businesses.
“One man with courage is a majority.” Thomas Jefferson
Sometimes all it takes is one person to make a difference in your business, and sometimes only one person has to stand up to make everyone else stand too.
“It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.” Martin Van Buren
Stop putting stuff off, start getting it done!
“The man who can look upon a crisis without being willing to offer himself upon the altar of his country is not for public trust.” Millard Fillmore
As an owner of a business you are ultimately responsible for the actions or in-actions of your employees. Always be willing to admit that responsibility.
“You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” Abraham Lincoln
If something shady or less than five-star is going on in your business, at least one person knows about it.
“Above all, tell the truth.” Stephen Grover Cleveland
I believe in open and honest businesses. Businesses who don’t hide behind fine print or lie about their capabilities.
“We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.” Thomas Woodrow Wilson
You started the business with a dream in mind. How big you grow depends on how big your dream is and your ability to get others to see your dream.
“We need a spirit of community, a sense that we are all in this together. If we have no sense of community, the American dream will wither.” Bill Clinton
If there’s no sense of community in your business or sense of responsibility or even affection towards your business from your employees, your business will fail.
What presidential insights have you picked up over the years? I invite you to share a comment!