Ethics in business June 2, 2008Posted by Phil Jeudy in Culture.
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I lived a very strange moment today during a business conference where I was meeting a lot of people I haven’t seen since I started my new venture with Jacques Froissant.
Thinking of it for the last time now, this is what I could say:
– Business relation is a Human relation, on the top of things. Whatever conflicts you can have, or just see. But never forget that this is all about Human relations.
– Stay calm. Never be aggressive. Fundamentally once you lose control, just consider that you’re finished. This is the worst thing that can happen in business situation. People will know. And potentially you will lose part of your influence.
– Don’t be afraid of your competitors, don’t fear the competition. It makes you stronger. Struggle for your job, your network, your revenues, your reputation, your influence, is not street fight. It comes from what you know and how you use this knowledge, amongst other things. The strength of your spark light comes from the way you generate it, not the way you use it.
– Don’t be obsessed by codes. Codes are traps potentially. Codes are wrong direction sometimes. Open your eyes, see how world is changing, adapt yourself.
The worst thing to me is the negative impact this stupid situation was for a French nice person living in California I was starting to introduce to some people I know. She did not understand and she’s right. Just another French story to tell later. End of story.