How many of you still thinks that employees are expenses
instead of assets? We have heard of this. So, one... thousands?
Well, perhaps these people would say "just look at the books,
where do employees fall on?" Uhmm... trying to use logic huh,
however blind? This is like, which came first, chicken or egg?
There are those who would say egg, for they would argue that
before becoming a chicken, it would still be an egg.
Alright then. We'd just run circles if we fall for that. It's just like
believing that employees are expenses instead of assets.
You want logic, here's logic.
Did God create Cain or Abel before He did Adam and Eve?
Did God fashion an egg before showing us the chicken?
You might say "but that's not business". Right.
Leaders, readers... everything is simply common sense.
Don't complicate things to make it sound prestigious. It would
only show how shallow you are if that's the case. Everything
can be learned. And if only you look deeper, you would realize
how valuable your employees are. And it's not because others
say so, but because you really understand how business works.
"A personnel man with his arm around an employee is like
a treasurer with his hand in the till." - Robert Townsend
Without employees, you would not have the people to help you
produce... from visualizing to creating to innovating to marketing
to selling to collecting and all.
Oh, what if you are a "one-man army"? Guess what? We are
talking about the value of the employee not about yours. For if
you insist on that argument then sadly, you are narcissistic and
do not deserve to have employees.
"It is difficult to love mankind unless one has a reasonable
private income and when one has a reasonable income,
one has better things to do than loving mankind."
~ Hugh Kingsmill
Without empathy, you can never be that Leader. Yes, you could
pay your people to do this and that; but have you ever wondered
of what your performance appraisal would be if they be the ones
to do it on you instead? Good?? Technically possible, however,
satisfaction, respect and loyalty is yours if you not only know
your job but understand and value your people.
Do you? Then walk the talk.
"People are people... not personnel." - Tom Peters