It all begins with trust. Nothing else really matters, nor will any other tactics that are taught really matter, if there isn’t trust. Can the art of creating trust be learned? Yes. Is there a process that can be defined for creating trust? Yes. You want to create trust? Ask questions, and then listen.
My client’s stock price is treading water, going nowhere, like a sailboat in the doldrums. Without a rising stock price, the options owned by the company’s senior management are worthless. They are, in the worst case, susceptible to a hostile raider.
The company hires us to figure out why this is happening and to suggest remedial strategies. They are committed to getting to the bottom of things.
We put our best team of analysts on the case. We even seek the collaboration of a brilliant finance professor at the London Business School.
I get that we are busy. There are always more things to do than we have time for. Instant messaging and texting have become mediums of the present, symptoms of our obsession with doing “more” and being “more” available. Indeed, we are people in a hurry.
When you hear many of today’s corporate promises and slogans, you would think they belonged to nonprofit organizations. A few of my favorites are:
To inspire and nurture the human spirit –Starbucks
Your potential, our passion –Microsoft
To improve the lives of the world’s consumers–now and for generations to come –Proctor and Gamble
To contribute to the overall health and wellness of our world –Pfizer