Shh! Shh! It’s A Secret!!!!

Protesters marching through the streets. Gridlock in Congress. Millions of Dilbert-dazed office workers staggering like Zombies through the cubicle-crazed corporate graveyard from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. And millions more of device-carrying, screen-staring, thumb-texting, disengaged and distracted employees struggling to get through their workday.

Whoa there, Bad News Breath!

Isn’t there anything a leader can do to awaken those Zombies to care more about your bottom line?  Sure. But shhhh!  It’s a secret.

 It’s such a power-packed secret that if a leader applies it knowingly and carefully this secret has the potential to stir interest, foster creativity, build teamwork, engender trust, instill confidence, reinforce credibility, spark innovation, increase productivity and strengthen profitability!

This secret is born in our need as human beings to be appreciated and bred in our relationships to be recognized for who we are and validated for what we do. This secret is…. (wait for it)… love.  See Love in a business context.

As the authors of The Leadership Challenge — the most-sold leadership development book with over 1.5 million copies — James Kouzes and Barry Posner state emphatically that not only is “love the best-kept secret of successful leaders” but also that: “Of all the things that sustain a leader over time, love is the most lasting.” See love is most lasting.

Indeed, empathy boosts the bottom line in today’s challenging work environment where more than 7 in 10 of your employees are disengaged according to a Gallup study. The vast majority of your employees don’t care about their job or your customers because they think in part their leaders don’t care about them.

To enhance your ability to lead with empathy and leverage your team’s productivity and profitability, pick up a copy of LOVING Like A Leader, a Leadership Mints Series book.

LOVING Like a Leader, With Empathy — the second book in the Leadership Mints Series –develops your emotional intelligence to better listen and relate to others with compassion, connection and conviction. Readers savor 77 Leadership Mints, bite-sized ideas that like a candy mint are quickly accessed and immediately refreshing your feeling for leading.

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Consumed like a breath mint — quick and on-the-go — a Leadership Mint is a bite-sized idea that energizes leadership behaviors and personalizes leadership principles so they are more easily remembered, more readily acted upon and more fully applied.

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