Consistently high quality attracts long-term customers – poor quality causes expensive rework, recalls, and customer turnover.
Teams form more quickly and give their best effort to leaders who are generous with their time and attention – stingy leaders create fear, hesitation, and a scarcity mindset that hurts productivity.
Trust, respect, and free-flowing communication are alive in teams where leaders promote fairness – when teammates feel dismissed, held back, and marginalized people shut down and reject their accountabilities.
Encouragement, hope, and optimism win the day in the context of an increasingly cynical and negative society – toxic leaders who stoke negativity and pit people against one another create poor decision-making and aggressive behavior in others.
Leaders who believe goodness pays operate with a level of transparency and good intentions that others can sense and act upon. In other words, when employees feel excellence, generosity, fairness, and positivity in their workplace, they take really good care of their customers. Goodness pays when people thrive together, in a culture of encouragement, accountability, and positive teamwork. That’s how goodness pays.
Goodness in business is when people thrive together in a culture of encouragement, accountability, and positive teamwork.
The answers are simple – because what we put out into the world comes back to us. And, what we concentrate on grows. There are many ways to get ahead in this world. Goodness is the most sustainable way because when people thrive together, they win together.
Brain science and social research confirm three specific ways goodness pays:
People are significantly more likely to help rather than hurt a fellow human being. It’s the fundamental reason why people chose to live and work together, instead of living and working alone. This is the law of reciprocity.
People are drawn to goodness because they are feeling overwhelmed with “dark noise.” The dark noise is the overexposure to chronically negative news stories about people suffering. This is the art of possibility.
Change has never been faster than today, and people are threatened by change. Neuroscience confirms we crave leaders who are inviting and encouraging – people who consistently radiate goodness. This is the law of attraction.
Each of these three reasons can be measured, calculated, and tied to better financial results.
Creating a clear and actionable roadmap for the organization's success, which aligns with its mission and values, and inspires confidence in the team.
Fostering an understanding that financial success benefits all stakeholders, including employees, clients, and the community, and that it enables further growth and positive impact.
Encouraging collaboration, open communication, and shared ownership of goals, which empowers teams to collectively contribute to the organization's success.
Ensuring that leaders make informed decisions promptly, while maintaining openness and honesty about the decision-making process, reinforcing trust within the organization.
Upholding strong ethical principles that guide the actions and decisions of the organization, attracting like-minded individuals and partners who are committed to making a positive impact in the world.
This book, How Goodness Pays, seeks to close the gap by specifically teaching those who believe in the power of goodness how to achieve positive financial results on a consistent basis. Through concrete examples and step-by-step instructions, the book shows how anyone can use goodness to create a prosperous future for themselves and their businesses.
Ultimately, How Goodness Pays is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn how to harness the power of goodness to create lasting success.
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