In honor of the opening of the new Star Trek movie this weekend, I wanted to start with a quote from the original “Captain Kirk”.
As always, this post is a result of some things that I’ve been thinking about lately. I’ve been chewing on some thoughts about “power”. What is power? How does power work? Who has power? Is power good or bad? How do we as a company use power, manage power and engage in relationships where we may not have power?
First of all, on a personal level, I believe that everyone has power. I’ve heard the phase that some people use that they “feel powerless”, but I think that, even thought they don’t feel it, they still have power.Power to change things, to improve people’s lives, to influence others, to succeed, to do what they want to do. People are as “powerless” as they let themselves be. Last Sunday at the churches that we attend, I saw two illustrations of pastors using their power (as revered, respected individuals) to encourage, cheer and brighten individuals (EXCELLENT).
I don’t care who you are or in what situation I’m in, we all have power. There are so many examples everyday of people using power in a negative way, whether it’s to cut someone down, to treat someone poorly or to somehow take advantage of someone by use of their power. How much better it is to use the power we have in a positive way.
Companies, as well, have power. Power to provide great service or poor service. Power to make a fair profit or use their power to make an unfair profit. Have you ever been at the mercy of a company in an emergency? I get extremely upset when I watch an expose of a repair company that uses its power to gouge customers. How about other situations where a company may use its’ power to the disadvantage of its’ customer (shame, shame).
We, here at McDonald Containers, are trying to make sure that, with whatever power we have, we use it to brighten your day, help you serve families and provide you with the most price competitive, high quality great service products that you can get in the cremation and shipping supplies industry.
Visit us at http://www.mcdonaldcontainers.com and let us know. With our “great power” are we fufilling our “great responsibility”. You knew that I couldn’t end without fitting that in somewhere.
Hey man, we love you guys.