There is something special and unique about every person and every culture, and along with this unique individuality are many commonalities.
No matter where you live or what your religious beliefs are, if you are rich, poor, brown, black, white, pink or green – we all have the same basic needs. People are wired to connect. We all want to feel loved, safe, trusted, respected and appreciated. Whether you are a father, mother, CEO, manager, trainer, coach or employee, you have the same basic needs.
Exceptional leaders have mastered the secret to SUCCESS: RELATIONSHIPS.
The key to business success is winning and keeping customers. And the key to winning and keeping customers is, and has always been, relationships. Families play an essential role in the development of relationships; emotional, physical, and social. Children whose families promote problem-solving, and social competence are better equipped for success in the workplace.
No one sets out to make enemies or to have their business fail. At least I hope not. I think it’s safe to say people want lasting relationships.
Lasting relationships are built on strong moral values: Trust, Integrity and Respect.
Trust. “A belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.” It takes time to build a level of trust and it can be lost in an instant. Building and repairing trust is key to sustainable relationships.
Integrity. “The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.” When you are a person of integrity you increase trust, credibility and reputation, three of the major ingredients of lasting relationships. One to the highest compliments a person could have is to be known as a person of integrity.
Respect. “A feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, important, etc.” Respect is fundamental to a healthy relationship. Mutual respect is the cornerstone of every relationship and is essential for that relationship to thrive. Respect is shown by gratitude, kindness, openness, consideration, and listening.