In Hey. I a research paper "Professional Work Values life Prophet Mohammad" Your research answer questions 1.What values? 2.What impact values? Use business corporate evidence prove argument. 3.How values a foundation organizational culture unifies Human Capital a diverse nature a contemporary organization?.
Professional work values and leadership: The life of the prophet Mohammed
The founder of Islam, the prophet Mohammed, is mainly known as a spiritual leader. But many of the values he embodied in his life would also be instructive for the world of business. Mohammed was a man committed his vision and values, just like all business leaders must be, to ensure that their followers believe that the organization is delivering something unique to consumers. Mohammed's life as well as his words continues to inspire people of all faiths.
Even before he became a religious figure, Mohammed was famous for his honesty and trustworthiness. "When young boy, Muhammad worked as a shepherd to help pay his keep (his uncle was of modest means). In his teens he sometimes traveled with Abu Talib, who was a merchant, accompanying caravans to trade centers. On at least one occasion, he is said to have traveled as far north as Syria. Older merchants recognized his character and nicknamed him El -- Amin, the one you can trust" (Life of Mohammed, 2002, PBS). 'The one you can trust' would be a worthy slogan for any enterprise or person in business. Customers will nor patronize an establishment or do business with someone if they do not feel as if their interactions are founded in trust.
Mohammed was also willing to honor his ideals and what he believed to be true, even when it was initially unpopular. After receiving his great vision, "in the next decade, Muhammad and his followers were first belittled and ridiculed, then persecuted and physically attacked for departing from traditional Mecca's tribal ways" (Life of Mohammed, 2002, PBS). Mohammed's new religion was monotheistic; the religion of most Meccans was polytheistic. New ideas always meet with resistance in business as well: when Henry Ford first devised an automobile for the masses, he was told his idea was impractical and expensive, and would never replace a horse. Steve Jobs fought for years for control of Apple, and was even ousted from a leadership position at the company he founded for many years until he returned to rule the company as he envisioned it. Great thinkers think 'outside the box' and challenge conventional paradigms. This can make people uncomfortable, even though the changes are positive ones.
But Mohammed was willing to pick up the pieces of his religion and rebuild, even in the face of rejection. After being cast out of Mecca, he moved the center of his religion to Yathrib: "Muhammad remained here for the next six years, building the first Muslim community and gradually gathering more and more people to his side" (Life of Mohammed, 2002, PBS). Like all organizations trying to do something new, Mohammed created a circle around him of like-minded individuals who understood him and supported his action. It takes a long time to build a secure customer base.
Groundbreaking business leaders must follow Mohammed's lead: they cannot be deterred if success is not instantaneous. Imitating competitors and abandoning the core idea of the business is not the answer. Yes, the business model may need to be 'tweaked,' but there is no justification for the existence of a new business if it merely follows in the footsteps of existing organizations. Eventually, if the message is good, people will understand, be moved, and flock to it. Such was the case with Mohammed. Eventually, Mohammed and his followers "entered Mecca without bloodshed and the Meccans, seeing the tide had turned, joined them" (Life of Mohammed, 2002, PBS).
Case One: A. Ms. Riyadh is employed as an account executive with ABC Advertising ("ABC"). ABC is a national marketing and advertising firm specializing in domestic and international advertising. ABC has its corporate headquarters in this state and represents many major public and private corporations throughout the United States. Ms. Riyadh began working with ABC as a summer intern during her senior year in business school, and was hired