Unity and loyalty go hand-in-hand, and if you're a leader within your organization you only have 2 options on how to handle the subject.
- Ignore it, in which case none of your people will be loyal, or
- Do it, and a large majority of them will be loyal.
Now I can already hear you throwing up objections like, "What if my people aren't always loyal in return?" Well here's some wisdom from the ultimate EntreLeader, Dave Ramsey, after 20 years of building his own business from scratch.
"Your people won't be loyal until they know you care about them. Yes, your heart will be broken occasionally. But do it anyway.....it's worth it." -Dave Ramsey
So to get straight to the point, here's the key operating principle that fuels unity and loyalty:
"Treat others the way you want to be treated." -Golden Rule
In other words if you want loyalty, give loyalty. It sounds simplistic, but take a moment and think back to the last time you broke this rule with a co-worker, vendor, employee, etc. As Zig Ziglar said, "Don't stand in front of the fireplace expecting heat. Add wood."Read More