Leadership is about taking care of your people first.

Leadership is about taking care of your people first.

Leadership is about taking care of the people who take care of your customers.

Leadership is not management.

I have never woken up in the morning and said to myself, “I want to be managed today.” I wake up in the morning and want to be led by visionary thinkers who are preaching this future place we’re all moving towards together.

It begins with your thesis.

How do you see the world?

How do you show that you care about your community?

How do you show that you care about your customer?

Leadership is a sophisticated skill that can be learned yet it is rarely taught, unfortunately.

The more accountability we offer people, the more those people rise to the occasion.

Leadership is about making your people feel safe enough to offer ideas without fear of getting in trouble or losing their job, they feel loyal, they feel appreciated, and they put their blood, sweat, and tears into working on the team.

Leadership is about creating an environment of obsessive truth. If the leader spins things, lies, and does not speak transparent truth then it naturally reflects onto the rest of the organization. If we fear our behavior may get us in trouble in our company than we inherently feel paranoia, greed, anxiety, and can not perform basic duties. Humans have a biological reaction to this type of environment which causes them to not put the organization first, they don’t put their colleagues first, they definitely don’t put their leaders first, and they exist each day looking out for their own survival. This is evidence of a leaderless company filled with competitive employees battling a gruesome match of survival of the fittest. These employees have one foot out the door at all times just incase.

It begins with your thesis.

How do you see the world?

How do you show that you care about your employees?

How do you show that you care about your customers?

Start here. This is where the culture of your organization will grow from.