Quote of the Week for the End of Heart Month

By: Jan Bolick
February 27, 2012

For the first week of American Heart Month, our featured quote was: “Energy flows where attention goes“.   In week #2,  Anne Frank reminded us that we didn’t need to “wait a single moment before starting to improve the world“.  In week #3, George Washington reminded us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than to dislodge them.

And in the fourth and final week of American Heart Month, our quote is:

When people go to work, they shouldn't have to leave their hearts at home.

Of course, we can’t leave our hearts at home.

But at many offices, hearts do seem missing in action.  Perhaps the atmosphere steals or steels them.  Perhaps it’s the lack of worthwhile work.  Or an unresolved disagreement.   Or lack of leadership.  Or maybe it’s carryover from a prior job.

But business is business.  And the bottom line is the bottom line.  And budget cuts are often needed for survival.  And so perhaps it’s best to keep hearts hidden.

Then again – don’t you just love it when people do business with heart?

By doing business with  heart, I mean, getting the job done on time and on budget.  Yet in a way that shows true care and concern for all involved.  Making them feel good – even warming hearts by doing business with heart.

It’s great for morale.  Great for productivity.  Great for staff retention and customer loyalty.

A really cool thing is that the more people do business with heart….the more people do business with heart.  And as more people do business with heart…even more people will do business with heart.

Doing business with heart helps us do what the our first three quotes of the month suggested:  stimulate the flow of positive energy improve the world and prevent the enemy from posting themselves.  Not just during Heart Month but all the time.

What is it like at your office?

Would love to hear your thoughts on this.

Tomorrow I will post 10 ways to Boost Business with Heart.

Meanwhile,  to keep this concept top of mind – post the quote to your computer screen. See the easy instructions below.

And – if you haven’t already done so, sign up for a Monday morning BOOST for you and your team – the Leadership Quote of the Week delivered to your email box each Monday morning.

Sign up here for the Leadership Quote of the Week – A Bite Sized Bit to Boost Morale, Productivity and Performance.

Use the above image (and quote) as background or wallpaper for your computer with just three clicks.

1. Click on the image above.

2. Right click on the image that appears.

3. On the pull down menu that appears, click on “set as background”. Voila!

There’s still plenty of room on the left side of the screen for all your shortcut icons.

Note: If you don’t like your new wallpaper, don’t want to replace it with a quote from the Business Class Quote Library and don’t know how to get rid of it…… Go to your control panel. Select “Display”. Select “Desktop”. And then choose from the designs offered.”

Or print one or more of the PDF versions below. Just click on the printer icon in lower right corner of the image.

Problems with link? Try this.

One last note: In addition to bite-size bits for daily learning and reinforcement, we also offer on-site workshops and individual coaching, all tailored to the needs of the individual or organization. Contact Jan to discuss your needs: Jan@BusinessClassInc.com

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