Having recently read books about both Henry Ford of Model T fame and Sam Walton of Walmart, perhaps the two most influential business geniuses of the twentieth century, I was taken by the differences in which they reportedly treated their employees.
Sam Walton said, "In so many businesses, most managers lead by fear and intimidation. They think that being tough is being a leader. Nothing is further from the truth. Good leaders will treat people 'good' and add the human factor to all aspects of their business."
A Kind Outlook
I admit I've had the perception of Walmart being, well . . . Walmart. It wasn't until I delved into the history of the company and its people that I came to appreciate their philosophy of treating employees and customers as family (uhm, the best parts of family).
"Mr. Sam," as he was known to his associates [employees], also said, "Another very important principle for us is to live and stay with our people through the good times and the bad times . . . Life is a business of momentum; sometimes you are up, sometimes you are down. In 'down times' your associates need your love and support more than at any other time."
Universal Law Connection
Whether deliberate or not, these words demonstrate an alignment with universal law and principles. Giving always comes before and predetermines receiving whether you're giving your thought, word, service, or conscious action including appreciation for a job well done and compassion and understanding when needed. This is contrasted with an attitude of getting, which is an attitude of limitation.
Yowza! Pressed Down and Running Over
In a spectacular display of outcome, Walmart has become the world's largest brick and mortar retailer. In 2016 Forbes listed the multi-billionaire Walton family as the richest in America. As of recent news, Walmart is giving Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, a run for its money.
In a fun bit of irony, Walmart and Lord & Taylor, the oldest luxury department store in the United States, will soon be partnering to offer Lord & Taylor's upscale merchandise through Walmart's online store.
Keeping it Real
So as not to get too lofty from the viewpoint of the flying pig, here's taking it back to Sam:
"We are all just people with our varying strengths and weaknesses. So true commitment, plus a generous portion of understanding and communication, will certainly help us win. Remember, leaders must always put their people before themselves. If you are able to do that, your business will take care of itself."
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Anything worthwhile to you requires your time, attention, and focus. While most days you may be humming along just fine, on others you may be in the throes of frustration, fear, or despair that others may not see on your journey to realizing your dreams.
I originally post this photo of the sculpture Rigel Angel a few years ago after unexpectedly meeting the artist, Eddie Rodriguez, and his wife Zorayda.
Eddie's sculpture represents (my personal perspective) heroically lifting oneself from the chains of any one of a million reasons we can get stuck. Because we all experience ups and downs to varying degrees that can tether us, it's a powerful visual.
If you find yourself in a temporary downturn, simple things can help you push the reset button. Taking a walk, getting some sleep, planting a flower, petting your cat or dog (fur angel), or focusing on something you enjoy can do wonders for moving yourself into your feel-better place.
This empowers you to then move forward rather than counterproductively attempting to do so when what you really, really need in the moment is the time-out chair!
To Your Realized Dreams!
Photo Credit : ©Eddie M. Rodriguez
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Living a few insulated miles inland, it's easy to forget the power of Lake Michigan.
I’ve recently been making the drive up the coast to the charming tourist town of St. Joseph. The road that hugs the coast to one degree or another periodically exposes a view of the wonder of this Great Lake.
While a pleasure most times of the year, experiencing the fury of sideways snow from gusts that rip off the lake with the force of a high-speed rail train is a new experience that evokes awe. Visibility permitting, seeing white cap rollers to the horizon, a byproduct of the fierce winds that make it nearly impossible to open a car door, evoke a description — ‘Edmund Fitzgeraldy.’
For those who may not know, the words refer to a rogue Great Lake storm that overtook the Edmund Fitzgerald ship and its crew, including a young man from St. Joe, while transporting iron ore. It's immortalized in a song by Gordon Lightfoot illustrated by this video from Joseph Fulton.
This raw living energy is an extension of the same power that animates you, beating your heart and breathing your body. Insulated by the details of everyday living, it’s easy to forget. When you can ‘get on top of the wave’ and begin to understand and align with this, a sense of personal worthlessness and the ego's shallow attempts at compensation begin to loosen their grip.
On a lighter note, when describing the winter weather to a fellow traveler, he quipped, 'It's a good thing you drove instead of taking the ore boat in.'
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