August 30, 2009

It's a Matter of Pride

When people are proud, they don't stop with just good enough.

When people are proud, they search for opportunities to contribute, to make a difference, to model the way.

When people are proud, they manage themselves and require less oversight from leaders.

When people are proud, they convey a deep conviction and a contagious enthusiasm.

When people are proud, they do things because they want to, not because they have to.

When people are proud, they take greater satisfaction in accomplishments ... theirs and those of others.

When people are proud, their energy is the fuel that ignites others.

Perhaps Jon Katzenbach, Why Pride Matters Most, said it best: “People who are emotionally committed to something … behave in ways that defy logic and often produce results well beyond expectations.”

1 comment:

Dave said...

Jeff, I couldn't agree more with this wonderful post! Customers can immediately tell when employees are working in a wonderful culture. Thanks for starting my week off right.

Dave Lutz
Velvet Chainsaw Consulting