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ALONE, so little. TOGETHER, so much

The response to my last newsletter, ‘Strength In Numbers’ was overwhelming, so, seeing as it was such a big hit, I thought I would elaborate further and highlight the fact that you did not get where you are, no matter who you are, on your own.

In the video attached, Arnold Schwarzenegger says that ‘as soon as you realise you are here because you received a lot of help, you will also understand that now is the time to help others.’

For a long time now I have been fascinated how appreciation and cooperation impacted individuals, relationships, teams and the corporate world.

I have found, and what a lot of large organisations already know, is that appreciation and helping others, not only impacts relationships and how we feel about ourselves, but also productivity in the workplace.

A Professor from UC Berkeley found that when people feel valued and cared for, and received a literal pat on the back for a job well done, and that the person they reported to genuinely cared about them, they were 43% more effective and productive. It doesn’t matter if you are a small business owner or you own Google, appreciating and recognising positives in your workplace will make your staff happier and your business more money, and lots of it.

Essentially, this is what Selfless Leadership is all about. An altruistic mindset that is based on the principle that if you help enough people get what they want, you’ll get everything you want.

As a leader, the minute the team feel you’re not playing as a team player, they stop playing to their potential, whether it be in a corporate environment or a professional sporting organisation. They start turning up to work late, engagement and communication with their co-workers is an after-thought and they start to develop individualised cliques and groups with a very narrow every person for themselves focus.

Selfless leadership and helping others, is the key. It is the glue to improved productivity, the way to increase cross promotion and sales, but requires an altruistic mindset.

It’s the code of the military and from my experience, what brings world class teams together.

My Takeaway For This Week:

When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want?

Will you be checking your in tray?

Will you want to drive your beautiful car?

Will you find comfort in looking over profit and loss statements?

Of course not.

What will matter then will be people.

If relationships will matter most then, shouldn’t they matter most now?

As Jim Carrey says, ‘the effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.’

Thank you very much for your ongoing support, reading, watching and sharing.

Inspiring, motivating and educating you on a fortnightly basis means a lot to me and my team.

I hope this episode inspires you to help others and from that you gain increased self-confidence and self -worth.

If you are interested in discussing a Selfless Leadership corporate training program and transforming the culture of your organisation, or schedule a keynote presentation for a conference or event, please contact me at ritchie@ritchiegibson.com

Have a great week ahead.

Ritchie

If you have enjoyed this blog and want more motivation on the go, download previous newsletters at http://beyoubegreat.com.au/blog/

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