I am Yoshida, president of Yamada Shusei Ltd., a professional apparel garment repair group in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture.
Recently, unfortunately, a series of corporate scandals have been in the news, including in my hometown of Niigata.
Although individual circumstances differ, ultimately it is the "top management's responsibility”.
How can senior managers, who have gone to great lengths to protect their companies, let it happen? It is easy to criticize, but I take it as no one else's business.
I want to be a manager who does not cross the line that must not be crossed even when in trouble, and who does not become proud even when successful. I also want to be a manager who has no one close by to admonish him or her. I do not want to be a manager who does not have someone close by to admonish him.
How can I follow such a path as a manager?
In my case, I try to always remember to be grateful, to always be aware of what kind of "footprints" I will leave in my life as a person before as a manager, and to keep learning with an honest heart regardless of whether things are right or wrong.
I am not attached to status or honor, but I have a strong desire to live a life unashamed of my conscience and to leave my children a future in which they can have hope.
There are things in life that seem good and things that seem bad, and when I look at myself, I see neither only strengths nor only weaknesses....
We cannot choose our destiny beyond human knowledge, but each of us is responsible for our own happiness and unhappiness.
Managers face a variety of challenges and problems every day, and at times they may feel lonely and anxious. In addition, life itself is a "series of choices.
However, no matter how difficult times may be, you are not alone! There are always people and forces that support you! I believe that. And I believe that gratitude, trust, and openness will protect me.
I will start my day with that in mind.
In management and in life, at the end of the day, I will say, "I've been through a lot, but I've pulled it all together to get to where I am now, and nothing was meaningless. Thank you." I hope I can end my day with that.