At the beginning of the new millennium the Dalai Lama stated 18 rules for living.
These rules can be worth considering on a personal and private level, but I also think that they can be useful in a business context in order to make ethical, environmental and generally good business decisions.
As a result, I’ve taken the liberty to transform and adapt them into a business context.
So, here we go…
- To achieve great success involves taking great risks
- When you lose a customer, don’t lose the lesson
- Run your business with respect and responsibility in mind
- Not getting a deal is sometimes a good thing
- Learn the rules of your market so you know how to break them properly
- Don’t let a little dispute injure a great partnership
- When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it
- Review your business daily
- Prepare the business for change, but don’t let go of the business values
- Remember that not taking a decision is sometimes the best decision.
- Run a good, honourable and respectable business
- The atmosphere in your office is the foundation for your business
- In disagreements with customers or suppliers, deal only with the current situation
- Share your innovations
- Be gentle with the earth, think green and be friendly to your environment
- Once a year, do some business you’ve never been before
- The best partnerships are found in win-win situations
- Judge your long term success by the costs you had in order to get it
Do you find them use full?
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