Labor Day & Leadership

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A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.   

Albert Einstein

Together We Win

Adam Smith once noted that the original price of everything was labor. Before financial transactions, work was the cost of exchange. As the work became more complex, we needed to establish leadership to ensure all the working parts moved in the right directions.

While the complexity and factors of leadership have certainly evolved, the basic principles have not changed. As Matthew likes to say, leadership is leadership is leadership. Gain influence by building and maintaining relationships. The rest (of the workforce) will follow. Your job is to lead people to use their skills, thoughts, talents, and abilities to improve the organization and fulfill the mission of the business.

Take a moment as folks head out the door to a long holiday weekend to say thanks for their passion, gifts, and efforts.

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