Monday, October 7th, 2013

LOYAL TO WHAT?

LOYAL TO WHAT?

The easy answer to that question is, “Why, of course, loyal to the company and its mission.”

What gets trickier is that loyalty to the company involves being loyal to the top leader.

What gets trickier is that there are usually people wanting to be the top leader next.

What gets trickier is there are usually only 2 or 3 people being considered to be the top leader next.

What gets trickier is that each of these possible successors tries to win the loyalty of “the people”.  

What gets trickier is that each of these hopeful people want to win your loyalty  as the top leader and they are good at doing it.

What gets trickier is the whole company is trying to figure out who to be loyal to in order to get ahead or stay safe.

What gets trickier is that soon you have a company of divided loyalties

What gets trickier is trying to align that company 

What gets trickier is settling down the company after one person has been chosen next leader

Loyalty is tricky.


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