Leaders who lead from love – that is a place of care and concern toward their team – tend to have healthier, more well-rounded success. Leading in love creates an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect that leads to greater profitability and productivity among people.
But, this is not a mushy kind of love, but rather a love that is often hard, like:
- Being truthful when it’s uncomfortable to share the truth.
- Being caring to team members you may not like.
- Staying focused on reality, not on the way you want things to be.
- Being unselfish when others need our help and resources (and you’re busy).
- Being fully committed to each other & the goal even when hope seems lost.
- Making the hard choice to forgive others when they have wronged us or disappointed us.
- Building real trust between team members so cooperation and progress flourish.
- Being patient even in the face of challenging times.
Wouldn’t you rather work for an organization like that – rather than a “each man for himself” organization?
What if you could have this environment and not minimize performance, but rather enhance how you achieve the goals?
The near constant drumbeat of the past 40 years to grow productivity has done wonders for growth and output, but the large productivity gains of the past are nearly gone. Instead, companies are now seeking ways to make work meaningful and fulfilling for employees, especially millennials, who tend to value community, relationships and purpose, more than earlier generations.
InnerComm consults and trains organizations on a new way to lead (to lead in love) that can transform how people act and respond to the rigors of work. Our goal is to help organizations meet and exceed their goals but to do it in a new way – a richer, more fulfilling human way.
Let us know if you’d like to learn more by emailing Bill Stark.