More than a few tears ran down my face as I watched CBS Sunday Morning’s look back at a moment 50 years ago that capped off a tumultuous, tension-filled 1968.
An excellent dinner with my son was made better by a man we may never see again. And my son understands better today why his mother and I enjoy engaging with people we’ve never met.
No, I’m not moving back to West Virginia, though that thought does cross my mind more often than some might imagine. I’m referring to my roots in the real estate industry.
“You’re fooling yourself, Jeff. You always know what the right thing to do is, you just choose not to do it. And I believe this is true for everyone. You can’t correct the past. Just do the next right thing.”
Your core values are the truth. They are your behavior. They are what already exists. They are what really happens behind the closed doors, not just in the seclusion of executive meetings, but in the solitude of personal choice.
What I know is that the people who’ve taken their values and have incorporated them into the daily conversations in their business life, that make it a part of what they do, these are the companies that get it, the companies that get the true impact of their values to their bottom line and to their brand.