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Published:August 17th, 2007 11:15 EST
Everybody Knows When You are Doing the Right Thing

Everybody Knows When You are Doing the Right Thing

By Joel G. Block (Mentor/Columnist)

In any business relationship - which necessarily involves multiple people who are working together to accomplish a common goal - someone will always be dissatisfied by an outcome. Even when the success is great, someone will be less than satisfied if the outcome wasn't the result of his or her idea, if it didn't go exactly how the person wanted, or if the person didn't receive the personal gain that he or she had wanted or expected.

Even though a situation I'm currently involved in is serving the good of the organization, some people are upset by the manner in which a solution was brought about and how it might affect them long term. These people are concerned that their power base might have been eroded and that their influence will diminish. They are concerned more about their own longevity than about the welfare of the organization that the whole team is trying to address.  So, as you are working hard every day to build your company, or as you're building your career, make sure that you are focused on the welfare of the organization. If you step on some toes along the way - so long as you aren't doing it on purpose in a mean-spirited or malicious way - you still need to get the job done for the benefit the organization. In the end, everyone should see that you've done the right thing.

About Joel G. Block

President of Growth-Logic, Inc. Often dubbed a "Growth Architect" by his clients, Joel Block advises companies on explosive growth strategies by driving revenue and sales. Well known in the capital markets, Joel is a successful entrepreneur, speaker and advisor. To bring Joel into your company, please visit www.joelblock.com or www.growth-logic.com.