Loyalty doesn’t have to be in both directions.

I firmly assert that it is significantly more important for a leader to show loyalty to his team than vice-versa. From experience both as a leader and a foot soldier, I have always been more loyal to people that trusted me and showed loyalty to me. As a result I have found that by demonstrably showing my loyalty to my team, by being prepared to go in to battle for them, they perform better and more synergistically because they have trust in their leadership.

Am I alone in this belief?

About Peter Borner

Peter is an entrepreneur and successful business leader. Currently leading a consultancy firm specialising in technical diligence for M&A and advising global firms on IT consolidation and migration to consumption based costing through the use of Cloud Technologies.

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4 comments
MariaPierce
MariaPierce

@PeterBorner you are not alone in this belief! Enjoy reading your stuff - hard to not retweet everything! Haha

mim.gomberg
mim.gomberg

Peter, you are not alone in your belief. You cannot get true loyalty from those whom you do not give first. I like to think of my subordinates as my customer, and take care of them first!

PeterBorner
PeterBorner

@MariaPierce thanks for the endorsement. I am glad that my thoughts resonate. Peter

Peterborner
Peterborner moderator

@mim.gomberg Thanks for commenting. I like the approach of treating your team like your customers. I always say that it costs a lot to win a new customer and nothing to lose one. I guess the same is true for employees.