“Beliefs divide us, values unite us.”
-Jeff Rasley, Himalayan Trek Organizer & Author
As a student of leadership I have always been interested in what brings communities and organizations together, and what tears them apart. Prior to writing his classic book Good To Great, Jim Collins wrote a well-researched book titled Built to Last. He had studied many organizations in many industries and found that what today’s quote states is true, and highly valuable.
There is no question that values, beliefs, behaviors, norms, and attitudes shared and exemplified within organizations create the culture, and literally attract or repel staff and customers.
Stated simply: United we Stand, Divided we Fall.
How can you use the simple insight from today’s quote to help support and strengthen the personal and professional communities you care about the most?