What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Why is integrating love so important into our leadership? The answer is simple: because fear is not working and love is a much more powerful source.

Here are some other reasons to lead with love:

  • We have organizations full of over-worked, over-stressed employees who find little or no meaning in the work they do for eight to ten hours each day.
  • We have become paralyzed and/or complacent in the workplace, stifled by fear running rampant in today’s organizations.
  • Without meaning, we lack purpose and engagement. Love is the conduit to meaning.
  • Fear can be motivating for a while, but it is not sustaining. Love nurtures, expands, and grows.
  • Love honors, cares for, values, respects, and trusts others.
  • Love creates an organizational culture that is conducive to knowledge creation. If we don’t create, we will perish.
  • We reap what we sow, and if we plant seeds of fear, we will reap more fear. If we plant seed of love, we will harvest a love-filled culture.
  • Successful organizations such as Southwest Airlines, SEMCO, Tom’s Shoes, and Zappos are built on love and are reaping the benefits because of it.
That’s what love has to do with it. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

With love,