Over the years, there have been many successful business leaders but none as unique as Mary Kay Ash.
Mary Kay adopted the Golden Rule as her guiding philosophy, determining that the best course of action in virtually any situation could be easily discerned by doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. She also steadfastly believed that life's priorities should be kept in their proper order, which to her meant putting faith first, family second and career third.
She stressed the importance of recognizing the accomplishments of others. And she constantly encouraged both the corporate staff and the independent sales force to act as if each person they met was wearing a sign around his or her neck that read "Make me feel important".
Today, Mary Kay remains true to the principles of Mary Kay Ash.
Countless business leaders, authors, politicians and members of academia have recognized the pure brilliance and determination of Mary Kay Ash. She received numerous prestigious awards during her lifetime and many more following her death on Nov. 22, 2001.
Mary Kay has helped countless women throughout the world find success on their own terms and be their own bosses. Learn more about her timeless principles and influence in The Mary Kay Way and other powerful books.
Mary Kay Ash built a global independent sales force that today numbers more than 3 million women and is respected by business and academic leaders. How? The secret is in her book, The Mary Kay Way, a Wall Street Journal bestseller.
Since 1963, the principles in The Mary Kay Way have helped the Company succeed through changing economic times and explosive global growth. It has been said that no company wholeheartedly embodies the values and reflects the beliefs of its founder more than Mary Kay Inc.
Recognized today as America's greatest woman entrepreneur, Mary Kay Ash stepped out into a man's world in 1963 to blaze a new path for women. She grew her business based not on the rules of competition but on The Golden Rule. By "praising people to success" and "sandwiching every bit of criticism between two heavy layers of praise," this energetic Texan opened new opportunities for women around the world and built a multibillion-dollar corporation. And after fifty years, her timeless people-centered philosophies drive her global Company and continue to touch the lives of people worldwide.
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