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Loyalty vs. Tenure | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If your organization confuses loyalty and tenure there is trouble on the horizon…If your business rates tenure higher than performance as a measure for employee evaluation, it is time for you to consider updating your talent management practices and procedures.

Building Customer Loyalty :: Women on Business

Women on Business

How do I build customer loyalty? I earn loyalty by giving it. Loyalty has to be intentional and designed. Delighting customers doesn’t build loyalty.

How to Encourage Employee Loyalty & Retain Good Workers

Chart Your Course

It’s no wonder, then, that employers are looking for ways to encourage loyalty and retain good employees. Loyalty Both Ways. Does the company deserve the loyalty of its employees? Do managers demonstrate good business ethics?

Develop Loyalty: Connect with Your Customers

Michael Lee Stallard

Loyalty to a Leader Is Overrated, Even Dangerous

Harvard Business Review

Ethics

“All Together Now” with Peter Drucker

First Friday Book Synopsis

Drucker the “infrastructure of collaboration” The Drucker Exchange (the Dx) The Drucker Institute The Effective Executive the ethic of contribution the father of modern management The new “free agent” model is built on individualism The New Realities the traditional industry model is built on institutional loyalty

6 reasons a leader’s personal business is the company’s business

Bud to Boss

It’s particularly true in organizational cultures, such as the military or competitive innovation firms, that require stringent ethical behaviors, conformity and loyalty. The problem is, when employees are fiercely loyal to a brilliant but unethical leader, they may lose touch with their own ethical objectivity. Great Leaders Leadership Loyalty David Gebler David Petraeus leadership new supervisor skills respect self-improvement

Why Your Customer Loyalty Program Isn’t Working

Harvard Business Review

This latest frequent flyer reboot is an example of how the meaning, measure, and management of “customer loyalty” are changing. ” and instead asking themselves, “What kind of loyalty do we want our customers to have , and do we want to have for our customers?”

Loyalty to a Leader Is Overrated, Even Dangerous

Harvard Business Review

The other night I watched Raymond Reddington, fictional star of the TV series The Blacklist , pull off another impossible plotline without breaking a sweat, explaining calmly to one of his minions that the key to winning is to “value loyalty above all else.” I would contend that loyalty is linked with success in many people’s minds because the archetypal successful leader always demands utmost loyalty and in turn this demand is linked with a special competence.

Will you let employees telecommute?

Bud to Boss

If you question a person’s work ethic, don’t offer the telecommute option to him or her. . Loyalty Workspace communication employee performance employee retention telecommutingA recent article in The New York Times, “Tensions Raise Specter of Gas at $5 a Gallon” , got me thinking about the added perk of being a telecommuter. My husband, who works roughly 16 miles from our home, can spend close to $60 per week and nearly two hours in the car each day fighting I-95 traffic.

6 reasons a leader’s personal business is the company’s business

Bud to Boss

It’s particularly true in organizational cultures, such as the military or competitive innovation firms, that require stringent ethical behaviors, conformity and loyalty. The problem is, when employees are fiercely loyal to a brilliant but unethical leader, they may lose touch with their own ethical objectivity. Great Leaders Leadership Loyalty David Gebler David Petraeus leadership new supervisor skills respect self-improvement

What You Can Do to Improve Ethics at Your Company

Harvard Business Review

It’s hard for good, ethical people to imagine how these meltdowns could possibly happen. many of us face an endless stream of ethical dilemmas at work. We were surprised that 30 leaders in the study recalled a total of 87 “major” ethical dilemmas from their career histories. Another surprise was how few of the incidents were caused by bribery, corruption, or anti-competition issues (only 16% of all ethical dilemmas mentioned). Ethics. Ethics.

If You’re Loyal to a Group, Does It Compromise Your Ethics?

Harvard Business Review

Stories in the media about everything from corporate scandals to political machinations to gangland killings often cite loyalty as a primary driver of corruption. Most of us feel loyalty, whether to our clan, our comrades, an organization, or a cause. Pledge of Loyalty to Our Group.

Ethics Allegations Will Hurt White House Staffers Even If They Turn Out to Be False

Harvard Business Review

In recent weeks, we have seen almost daily reports surface of potential ethical conflicts in the White House, whether it’s possible conflicts of interest between the Trump family’s business ties and government priorities or allegations of collusion between campaign allies and Russian intelligence. Unfortunately, the researchers who study this topic have a rather large “sample size”: Ethical stress is an alarmingly common scourge in organizations.

Will you let employees telecommute?

Bud to Boss

If you question a person’s work ethic, don’t offer the telecommute option to him or her. . Loyalty Workspace communication employee performance employee retention telecommutingA recent article in The New York Times, “Tensions Raise Specter of Gas at $5 a Gallon” , got me thinking about the added perk of being a telecommuter. My husband, who works roughly 16 miles from our home, can spend close to $60 per week and nearly two hours in the car each day fighting I-95 traffic.

Addiction Marketing

N2Growth Blog

In fact, I believe the evidence is clear that a business can create a strong strategic advantage in sustainability if they find no ethical flaw in what I’ve coined as “Addiction Marketing&#. Do you feel “Addiction Marketing&# is ethical?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Coaching Tip

The goodwill and more passionate relationship generated within the community translates into a far higher demand for our products and services, into more love and loyalty for our brand, and so into major contributions to the bottom line. Business should not be a selfish game.

The Ethical Dilemma FIFA's Sponsors Still Face

Harvard Business Review

As I was re-reading the April 2011 "Failure" issue of HBR on the train back to London yesterday, the article by Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel on " Ethical Breakdowns " struck me as particularly relevant for FIFA's sponsors — Coca-Cola, Adidas, Emirates, Sony, Hyundai/Kia and Visa among others — in the light of the bribery scandal that has engulfed that organization. Bazerman and Tenbrunsel outline five reasons why ethical people allow unethical behavior to thrive.

What Produces Major Problems: A Checklist

Execupundit

Leadership and Films that Make Change

Women on Business

This film will take you deep inside yourself to ponder the universal questions of what really matters, what roles do tradition and loyalty play in life, and what are the cultural patterns that still have to be faced and changed for the better. Ethics Leadership Cultural Patterns Deepa Mehta Films Gutsy Women Jennifer Aniston Kate Gosselin Movie Roles Non-traditional roles relationships Snookie Water Women of Change Women of Power

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How to Become Truly Social

Coaching Tip

By trusting his customers to create their own change from a pile of coins near the cash register, Ralph, a New York City donut maker, engendered greater customer loyalty and boosted his productivity. Books Business Coaching Ethics Web/Tech Weblogs Dov Seidman How social networksBy Guest Author Dov Seidman. The companies that thrive and win as social enterprises will be those that do the most with their social connections.

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How To Discover Your Truth North

Eric Jacobson

Ethical Boundaries : The limits placed on your actions, based on your standards of ethical behavior. Like loyalty, respect provides a basis for empowerment, but leaders must earn it," says George.

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Leadership in Action: Two Reference Guides for Leaders

Coaching Tip

In Triple Crown Leadership , the authors show that triple crown organizations, that are excellent, ethical and enduring, require a new brand of leadership. . Some cut ethical corners.

When You Talk About.

Execupundit

Loyalty," some folks hear: Blind obedience. Ethics," some folks hear: Hypocrisy. When you talk about. Subservience. Keep quiet. Just follow orders. One-way street. Creativity," some folks hear: Dreamer. Impractical. Not our firm. Blue sky. Garret in Paris. Diversity," some folks hear: Quotas. Politically correct. Interest groups. Flavor of the month. Goody Two-Shoes. Unrealistic. Naive. Teamwork," some folks hear: Free-loaders. Factions. Turf wars. Unequal burdens.

How To Discover Your True North And Become An Authentic Leader

Eric Jacobson

Ethical Boundaries : The limits placed on your actions, based on your standards of ethical behavior. Like loyalty, respect provides a basis for empowerment, but leaders must earn it," says George.

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The Big Picture of Business – Each Role Matters. The Value of Support Staff

Strategy Driven

Therefore, our loyalty to the company rises, and we are more productive. Those vital employees in the business world might include the IT guy, the receptionist, the mailroom manager, the ethics adviser and the secretary to the Board of Directors.

Best New Leadership Book Of 2014

Eric Jacobson

My favorite chapters are: Know Your People Tell Stories Create a Culture of Advocacy Build Loyalty and Engagement from the Middle Bring People Together Ask “What If?” Question : Can work ethic be taught? In that regard, he taught me a “work ethic.”

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Execupundit.com: The Basics

Execupundit

Execupundit.com Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life Saturday, February 12, 2011 The Basics Staff meetings and retreats often cover a multitude of topics while participants assume that agreement exists on core values. An Ethics Chat

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Effective Ways to Get the Best from Your Employees

Strategy Driven

However, not all of them will, and this might be because there is no general work ethic to work harder or longer. If you are concerned about your employee’s welfare and about the way they’re working you can encourage a great deal of respect and loyalty within your workforce.

7 Traits of a Great Team Member

Ron Edmondson

Work ethic – I’ve never been great at managing people. Loyalty – It is imperative in any organizational structure that a team member be dedicated to the vision, organization, senior leadership and the team.

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Is the “Silent Killer” Sabotaging Your Performance?

Michael Lee Stallard

Lonely people who work on the front lines directly with customers are not good for customer satisfaction and loyalty. Costco has a reputation for doing the right thing and its employees rightly feel proud, knowing that they are part of an ethical organization.

The Virtue of Resignation

Execupundit

If the problem involved an ethical disagreement about which the country should know, he should have resigned and publicly described his concerns. Unless one of those circumstances is present, the President deserves basic loyalty even after the working relationship ends.

Would Regionalism Work for the Church?

Ron Edmondson

1 a: consciousness of and loyalty to a distinct region with a homogeneous population . Can Non-Profit Work Encourage a Poor Work Ethic? I was in a community program recently talking about regionalism. . Websters defines regionalism as: .

Creating Your Image As A Leader With Colleen Hammond – The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 15

Joseph Lalonde

I think a leadership success is when you can look and see that everyone was happy, you inspired people to something that is ethically and morally a good thing, you helped other people, and everyone was helped in the process and everyone gained something from it.

Why Should Anyone Be Led By You?

N2Growth Blog

Rather it’s the ability to both earn and keep the loyalty and trust of those whom they lead that sets them apart. If you build into those you lead, if you make them better, if you add value to their lives then you will have earned their trust and loyalty.

Leadership and learning

Lead on Purpose

Kennedy Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty and persistence.

9 Key Principles for Business & Life from Sam Zell

Leading Blog

Ethics are a cornerstone. Prize Loyalty. I believe loyalty defines your character. As you can imagine, for someone in my position, loyalty and trust are priceless commodities.

When good employees do bad: Seven behaviors that may precede a scandal

The Organized Executive's Blog

When we look at companies that have faced scandals such as recalls, ethical violations or crimes, the problem often comes down to employees whose surprisingly positive behavior was distorted by a toxic culture and clueless leaders. Loyalty is a good thing, right?

Trust

Lead on Purpose

Show Loyalty: Give credit to others.

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Out of touch or out of their minds? Maybe both!

Strategy Driven

Value, service, and help are the REAL three things that customers require to give their business and maintain their loyalty. To prove the value of your product or service, and your ability to give value beyond the sale to the PROSPECT so you can earn the order, the reorder, and the loyalty.

Work in the present while planning for the future

Bud to Boss

Favorable qualities include focus, courage and a strong sense of ethics. Loyalty. Imagine this interesting scenario: You just began your new supervisory role and your boss announces that it’s time for you to find your replacement. No, you haven’t done anything wrong and you’re not getting fired. Your boss believes in preparing for the future by succession planning, which means you train your replacement in conjunction with doing your job.

One Sentence Engagement? (Kevin Kruse)

Let's Grow Leaders

So here is my one-sentence employee engagement course: “People give loyalty and discretionary effort to those who foster growth, show appreciation, share a compelling vision and are trustworthy.”. The why: engagement results in increased loyalty and effort. Winning Well Connection.