Life was throwing that question at me these past weeks when the sign off on a major piece of business I've been working on hinged on steps that needed to be completed by a customer, a friend, a fellow human being who was caught in the Hurricane Irma disaster. My immediate reaction was one of genuine concern. Will my friend stay in Florida or evacuate? How would I make that decision if it were my family? How can I help them if they want a place to go?
My response was to ask about their preparation and offer our help for their support. Given I have a number of business friends in Florida, this offer to help, to provide them with a place to stay at our home, was the least that I could do and one I offered every one of them.
In today's post I talk about not only the humanity of putting people before business, but also how such decisions reflect how you handle business too.