You Can't Manufacture This (And It's Priceless!)
“I'll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty.”
Samuel Goldwyn, U.S. Film Producer
I often share with those I'm coaching about loyalty.
In job coaching we talk about hard skills vs. soft skills. Things like knowing Microsoft Office or how to operate a forklift would be a hard skill. Things like honesty and loyalty are soft skills.
Cornelia Bernard Henderson is one of the first people I worked for and I can still remember the day she left the company we worked for, after there was a downsizing. I was devastated, standing in her office crying my eyes out. Working for Neil was demanding. Everybody couldn't handle it, but I was fiercely loyal to her. I helped her pack up her office, crying with every single box. I even took the name plate off of her door and still have it in a keepsake box today. (She didn't want it.) Truth be told I could still call Neil today, 25 years later, and ask for her advice or a favor.