When is a Leader No longer a Leader? When He’s a Greeder!
A Leader leaves a legacy that benefits all? A Greeder…is all for self.
So what is real leadership about?
I recently read an article about a business owner (Leonard Abess) who sold his business and gave his present, and ex-staff, 60 million dollars, as a thank-you gift for being part of making it happen. Yes… almost half a Billion rands…he gave away to staff.
Now there is a statement about the real appreciation of value of the human element! So many leaders and managers blithely mouth off about…”our staff are our most important asset”, and then continue to treat them like an expendable cost to be reduced or minimised. Maybe that’s because companies are usually run by the people who focus more on the numbers than on the growtopia hack online tool real value of life.
On top of this generous, higher ground leadership, gesture, his historical company policy, was to be one of the top paying companies when ranked by compensation per employee.
In simple terms… they paid their staff well from the get-go, as well.
The benefits the company received were numerous… loyalty, talent retention (up to 50 years), high engagement levels, high trust levels, better relationships, increased revenue, happy customers plus numerous other benefits.
All of this put them into the top 15 companies in the country, when measured by revenue-per-employee. This sounds wonderful, and what I would term, a company lead by a higher ground leader with a real HEART as well as a head – but why do so few leaders do it? Maybe they have no choice!
Is your Leader a GREEDER?
Too many companies are run and lead by pure “bean counters” – They trade in human energy, with little regard for the human. They are similar to the movie I watched recently, about human trafficking, where the “asset”, typically a very young woman, i