There has always been an irony for me - that the term 'a business' sounds impersonal, separate and almost intangible!
Yet business is all about people, it is emotive, personal and brought to life through connections and collaboration. When coaching I try and concentrate on the word 'US' in business because if we understand their true value then we grow our business.
Us is wide in definition and covers...
US= How well you collaborate with your colleagues
US= How well you connect the vision to the team and the team to the business vision.
US= How well you connect to the outside world - suppliers, stakeholders
US= How well you understand and communicate with customers
US= How well you see the pivotal role of business within society
US= How well we connect personal values to business value creation
Another US that we often ignore is both sides of our personality! Let me explain....
We have many human behaviors or aspects of business life that need reconciling
Risk vs Secruity
Routine vs Different
Self critical vs self confident
Work vs Home
Decisions vs Consensus
And many more....to ensure that our career's achieve our full potential...our relationship with ourselves gives us the strong base to connect with others.