“Be good!” How many times are those words uttered from parent to child? Hundreds, even thousands of times in early life a mother might call out those very words to a child as the screen door slams. But what does that really mean? To be good might on the surface mean to obey the rules, to stay out of trouble, or to avoid danger. But more deeply, goodness is so much more. Goodness is generosity and kindness in how we treat and interact with others. It is complete integrity and complete honesty in our dealings each day. It is sacrifice and collaboration in our pathway to success. It is giving the benefit of the doubt, having empathy and courage. It is standing for personal principles, making hard decisions, and putting others above your own self-interest. It’s a higher way of living. It takes an intense will and a strong moral compass. Honesty and integrity are key pieces of kindness in the workforce.
What if today’s business mantra echoed your mother’s wise words? “Be good” as a rallying cry at the end of every team meeting might inspire the kinds of teamwork that could elevate a business from good to great to excellent and make a group of individuals a well-oiled machine.
Join me in a discission on how to maintain your goodness and enjoy success in your career.“
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Brad Wilson is a Human Resources and Business Development Professional. He is Vice President of HR and Talent and Development at WealthVest Marketing, Inc. He has worked as Director of Business Development and Partnerships for the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®), a position he held at HRCI for six years. Nine months of those six years he filled the role of Interim Chief Officer of Business Development. An accomplished and credentialed Human Resource professional with over 18 years of experience in the financial and food commodities industries, his experience ranges from talent acquisition, generalist work, and immigration to training and development. As a Sr. HR Manager and later, an Organizational Development Manager, he partnered with all business functions to improve productivity, employee development, and business success.
Brad has crafted a broad base of experience that gives him a unique ability to understand how to empower people for the betterment of the individual and the business. He earned his master’s degree in Human Resources from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and holds the SPHR, SPHRi, GPHR, and CPLP certifications. His passion for working with and inspiring people is a lifelong pursuit. He has spent his entire career building a reputation of unwavering honesty, believing successful businesses are built on HR practices focused on recruiting and retaining highly ethical, kind, and principled people. Brad’s debut book on the topic, entitled “Good Works!”, is soon to be released.
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