I’m always amazed when I see people use the ‘strong arm
tactic’ when they want to get someone to do something. It shocks me because in twenty years of doing
business, one of the things I’ve always been successful in doing is getting
people to do what I want them to do, WITHOUT strong arming them. Now am I telling you that you will never have
to be tough or make tough decisions?
Absolutely not! However, what I do
know for sure is this; you get more bees with honey. If you treat people kindly, chances are you
will gain an ally and be able to get them to do most anything for you. That’s Communications 101 according to
Cherlisa. It makes sense. Aren’t we taught growing up that you do unto
others as you would have them do unto you?
Well, coming from someone that was taught that way, I’ll tell you, it
works in business as well as the real world.
When you look at organizations
that are successful with outstanding attendance and have the most loyal and
healthy employees, you’ll find that the way they treat their employees have everything
to do with it. You see? That’s an example of that; you get more bees
with honey concept. On another note, people
thought that Tony Dungy, former coach of The Indianapolis Colts, was too soft. They believed that his failure to scream,
holler and use profanity hindered his success as a coach. To his critic’s surprise, his meek yet powerful
demeanor proved to work when he led the Colts to winning a Super Bowl
Championship On February 4, 2007. Now
you might be saying, “Some of those coaches that scream, holler and curse have
won Super Bowl Championships.” To that I
say, true, but there isn’t a coach past or present in the NFL that gets more
respect and praise from players, co-workers and people all over the United States
than Tony Dungy does. He gets respect for
the man he was on and off the field. As
a matter of fact, he still manages to make an impact on the world. He has proven that you really do get more
bees with honey.
Until next time, I hope you have been encouraged, empowered, enriched and enlightened.