Don’t Confuse Loyalty with Love

Often times you’ll hear a company owner or leader say of a non-performing, long-time employee, “He’s so loyal. I’m loyal to him, and he’s loyal to me. I’m not going to let him go after all these years.”

Yet, is it really loyalty when the teammate isn’t striving to perform in their current role? (more…)

The willingness to make the tough call is one characteristic that separates those who like to talk about leadership from those who take it one step further and live it out. It may sound harsh, but it’s true.

It’s a leader’s job to steward what’s best for the organization. And what’s best for the organization isn’t always what’s easiest. Or what’s most comfortable. Or even what makes you the most likable, at times.

The reality is that the one thing worse than making the tough call is not making it. To carry on like nothing’s wrong, ignoring the problem and the likely repercussions from it. (more…)