As the leader of your business, you’re surely aware that the loyalty you inspire in your employees is more than just important; it’s essential.
Beyond producing improved results from your employees and reducing turnover in your staff, the loyalty you encourage in your team — through the behaviors that you exemplify –will extend itself to your customer base, and beyond.
Loyalty isn’t something you can just gain, at the drop of a hat. To be a leader truly worthy of loyalty takes hard work and requires self-inquiry and a clarity of mind. After all, who can follow someone who doesn’t even know what he or she wants or is headed? Inspiring loyalty may take personal work, but it will be worth the effort when you have a team that will follow you to the ends of the earth.
There are many ways to inspire loyalty, but here are six essential ways in which the best leaders inspire loyalty, in even the most dubious of employees.
- Support for employee development
- Leading by example
- Personal relationships
- Openness and honesty
The greatest leaders in the world are not revered because they demanded loyalty — they created loyalty through their words and actions. With everyday care and personal conviction, you too can create a company that is full of employees who are devoted, hard-working, and unwavering.