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Walk The Walk
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“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“Our company values work-life balance,” says the executive working an 80-hour week who then goes on to tell their direct reports that they will have to work another weekend.
Figure out what you value. Figure out what’s important. And then, DO THAT.
If making money for the shareholders is the top priority, then it’s fine to be clear about it… and then make sure that the people putting in the efforts that make that profit have what they need in order to stay. There are people who will work toward that goal for a fair salary, good benefits, and reasonable working conditions.
But if you value something more than money (and we all know that we have to keep the company profitable in order to continue to have a company), share that vision and work toward that vision. If customer-satisfaction is the priority, then make sure you do the things that satisfy the customers. If high-quality products are the priority, then make the extra efforts for quality control. If a corporate culture that creates motivated and successful teams that give people a chance to thrive and develop in the workplace… well, you get the idea.
Give your best effort where it matters. Walk the walk.
(quote source: https://www.elitecolumn.com/leadership-quotes/)