Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Safety inspires success

Simon Sinek, originator of the Golden Circle, postulates that good leadership is about creating an environment where employees feel safe. In this kind of culture, employees can focus on the work that needs to be done, and they’re more likely to work together to achieve it. Conversely, in an environment of danger, employees expend their energies trying to defend themselves. According to Sinek, that in turn weakens an organization. If you’re focused on avoiding the internal dangers of the workplace, you may not even see potential dangers from outside, like your competition taking away market share.

But when safety wins over fear, the tone of a company can significantly change for the better, and the perception of its leadership by others in the company is equally improved. Honesty, altruism, integrity are all characteristics of great leaders. And together they create an environment of safety in which employees and companies thrive.

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training

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