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Rules for Business...

... rules for life.

by Marie Browning (February 19, 2007)

Rules for Business...

... Rules for life.

by Marie Browning (February 5, 2007)

(Note: CLN sent Marie a rough copy of an industry code of ethics to get her feedback. Turns out she already had one!)

1. Be Responsible. YOU are responsible, not the company. YOU have the ultimate responsibility for your actions. Don't worry about what everyone else is doing.

2. Talk WITH people, not AT them.

3. Never talk ABOUT them.

4. Say NO to negativity. Avoid it and discourage it in others.

5. Surround yourself with positives. Seek out others who talk about ideas and not people.

6. Maintain confidentiality at all times with everything.

7. Don't take what isn't yours.

8. Don't accept what you haven't earned.

9. Always tell the truth, it's easier to remember.

10. Be Patient, understanding, and practice empathy. Nobody's perfect; we all make mistakes. Cut people the same amount of slack that you would want from them. Before judging someone, try walking in his or her shoes.

11. Recognize and value each person's inherent human worth.

12. Be polite.

13. Listen as much as you speak.

14. Make it safe for others to do business with you.

15. Work only with businesses that share your commitment to ethical business.

16. When in doubt, remember the golden rule: "TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WANT TO BE TREATED."

(Note: Marie has authored numerous books and articles and her company, Marie Browning Creates, has done consulting/design work for a number of industry clients. Visit www.mariebrowning.com and email her at marie@mariebrowning.com. To read the code of ethics proposed by CLN, click on Business-Wise. To comment on either code, email CLN at mike@clnonline.com.

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