Put Your Best Foot Forward and the Right Steps Will Follow
A Malleable Mold
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The way I see it, your brand should be your best friend, but if it’s not closely managed it can become a pesky nemesis. Assessing your company’s values and committing to put your best foot forward as your business treads its walk of life is essential. If you find yourself reevaluating what your company means—internally and externally—frequently, it’s time to take a step back and clarify your company’s purpose and desired modes of progression.
Those who understand a company’s vision and from there are able to see their brand as a malleable mold may find the most success. A mold identifies the parameters in which to operate and gives you the confidence to go about your everyday operations, and malleability will allow those boundaries to adapt when necessary.
Just like a good employee, your brand must reflect the company’s vision, support the company’s everyday efforts, and become a dependable portrayal of what your company encompasses. You wouldn’t let an employee run free—don’t settle for less with your brand, either.