A Matter of Priorities

As someone who owns and runs a business, you have to make some important decisions in the course of your day. Where you place importance will often times dictate how you make your decisions. The question remains, what are your priorities and are they in line with your goals for your business? Examine the list below and see how you rank your priorities.  There is no right or wrong order, just an order that feels right for you. Obviously, some of the questions you ask will also dictate the priority you select, but in general, what order feels right for your company?

  • Customers
  • Employees
  • Products and Services
  • Systems and Policies

Here are what some top business leaders have to say on the subject:

Richard Branson - "Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of the employees, they will take care of the client."

Jeff Bezos - "We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It's our job every day to make every aspect of the customer experience a little better."

Tim Ferriss - "I value self-discipline, but creating systems that make it next to impossible to misbehave is more reliable than self-control."

Gary Vaynerchuk - "If you make a great product and you can get people to taste it, both literally and metaphorically, then there's a tremendous opportunity for your name to spread on its own...win simply by making a great product that people can't help but talk about."

What are your priorities?