Back to business, in wrapping up 2018, I chose a few core points dedicated to ALL employers, managers and businesses owners.
This chart is supported by multiple studies and are proven facts.
- There are no overqualified employees, only under-reported age discrimination.
- Great employees can solve problems you didn’t even know existed.
- You hire them not to tell them what to do, you hire them so they can tell you what to do.
- “Overqualified” employees are only overqualified for insecure bosses. For good leaders they are rock stars who will make everyone in the team look great.
- Instead of calling them “overqualified” consider calling them “someone who will help us to change course”, “someone who we all can learn from”, “someone who will make a great difference”.
To those employees who lives this truth, my advice is simple. Go where you are celebrated, not just tolerated. If they do not see the real value of you, it’s time for a brand new start. If you dread Mondays, and your favorite F-word is Friday, then perhaps it’s time to answer the call of those recruiters.
Do good to others not because of who they are, but because of who you are.
This phrase is passed on from generation to generation as a means of providing morality. Since most of the recipients have a sense of empathy, the message is generally well received. Morality is our set of guidelines on how to live, and what is right and wrong. For the majority of my life, I have abided by this golden rule: treat others how you want to be treated. There are many messages that can be drawn from this rule, but there are three main conclusions:
- Don’t treat others badly unless you want to be treated badly,
- If you put nothing in, then you will get nothing out, and
- If you are kind and grateful, then others will be the same in return.
To me the argument is the most basic – even though it can have the largest consequences if not followed. It seems fairly simple, don’t steal, harm others, etc or bad things will come to you. Many people, however, believe that they are inherently special and that they can avoid the consequences of their bad actions. If you treat others badly, then you were either treated badly, or you will get what is coming to you, and others will treat you how you’ve treated others. This may seem like a fairly abstract concept, but the golden rule wouldn’t be the golden rule unless many people believed in it.
Essentially, the most commonly drawn conclusion from the golden rule is don’t treat others badly unless you want the same to happen to you.
- Loyal criticism is a true blessing
- Loyalty is built on honesty and trust
- Loyal employees are precious gems, not stepping stones
“Never push loyal people to the point where they do not give a damn !” If we are not ready to be loyal to our loyal employees, we are not ready to lead them.