Sign Your Work…
The great artists always sign their work. Throughout the ages, artists of all abilities proudly display their name to give credence and accountability for their masterpieces. It’s what they stood for and who they were.
In today’s technological age, a large number of people who comment on newspaper articles and blogs hide behind an avatar. Like the famed wizard in Oz, they are able to conceal their identity so nobody knows who they really are and thus they avoid any condemnation of their own. I see this on a regular basis as a school board director. I’ve never minded a contrarian viewpoint; I just want you to stand behind your words with your name.
In business and in life, have the courage to stand behind your work and your words. It can often be difficult and sometimes result in consequences you don’t like. But at least you can be taken seriously and respected for putting your name on the line. Have an opinion; be collegial; be compelling; and be honest. And most of all….
Sign your work.
This week’s quote – “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
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