#ThursdayThought – Newton’s Third Law Of Leadership Actions
One of the earliest science lessons we are taught in school, after learning about air and gravity, is Newton’s Third Law of Motion.
“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
This not only works in the realm of physical science, but in leadership science as well.
Treat your employees poorly, they will perform worse, possibly steal from you, and leave you.
Service your customers with a poor attitude, lack of care and concern for them, and they will leave as well. And tarnish your brand online (deservedly so).
Place your customers first, serve them, and personalize your service to them and they will be raving fans who will be brand ambassadors that build your business.
Serve your employees by valuing them, giving them voice and sharing the broader vision will create more engagement, productivity, loyalty and talent development.
Like a magnet, your leadership attitudes and actions will repel or attract the best in people.Tweet
The statistics and science out there prove the Third Law in business. Just look up any statistics on leadership attitude and workplace culture versus toxic behaviors.
It’s also summed up by the Golden Rule:
“Treat others as you would have them treat you.”
Nothing moves unless it’s enacted on from an outside agent of force. Be a benevolent force to everyone your leadership touches, internal and external.
It’s a natural, common-sense law.