A simple test to see if you are doing the right work for you: * Do you feel proud about the company you work for and the people you work with? * Do people you work with express their respect for what you do and how you do it? * What do your friends and family think about the products and services you make and sell? * Would you encourage your children to work for your company? * Would you encourage them to do your job? Pride builds with the following practices: * Clarify what matters and why * Celebrate the steps as much as the results * Walk the talk * Draw on values and attitudes that matter to your people * Have a simple and compelling mission or goal * Hire, promote and reward those that live the values and the goal Pride breaks with: * Break up a winning team * Ignore local initiatives * Cut costs in all the wrong places * Insist on inflexible rules * Try to 'buy' pride ''People will not criticize you for a decision you take but for the way you took that decision''