…Now, the civilized man’s main goal is to teach
And I try to achieve this with verbal outreach
in my community, and all outlaying counties
Spread the message of good with my Now Rule mighty
Step up to the right, dispense and be known
Remember what I said is to teach your own
at home first, and as we disperse
I sparks your head like a cloudburst…
Brand Nubian ♦ Concerto in X Minor
The organization survives not just on ROI or decimating the competition. The organization survives because it has trained and mentored its less seasoned members and prepares for succession. An entity becomes a living, breathing perpetual force because it does not rely on one individual but upon a process and mechanism for fostering continuity and perpetuity the mission statement. This starts first by teaching your own at home. Do you have a formal mentoring program? Do you have a succession or business continuity plan? Do you have an institutionalized mechanism for passing on the institution’s historical knowledge or is that knowledge capital depleted when individual’s leave? The best organizations answer “yes” to all of the above.
This involves spreading knowledge in the community. Speak at professional gatherings and panels. This increases your and your organization’s profile. It builds good will and encourages others to share valuable insights and successes with you and your firm. The returns are many and often intangible and indirect, but bountiful in infinite ways.
PASS THE KNOWLEDGE TORCH
KNOWLEDGED PASS BUILDS GOODWILL