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Here's one final tip for being
the kind of leader your people
want to follow ... treat
everyone equally. The worst
thing you can do for morale in
your organization is show
preferential treatment to one
group over another. Maybe it's
your executive team. Maybe
it's a family member you have
working in your organization.
Maybe it's a group of people
that shares your faith.
Whatever it is, you can't make
other people on your team feel
like they've been excluded
from your inner circle. Be
willing to open the door for

everyone, whether it's your chief
financial officer or your janitor. Be
willing to say hello to everyone,
whether it's your vice president of
marketing or a data entry clerk. If
you treat your people well, they'll

certainly want to stay with you.
When your people see that you
have the kind of character that
extends the same courtesy to
everyone, they will want to
follow you all the more.

David Lykken, a 43-year veteran of the mortgage industry, is
president of Transformational Mortgage Solutions (TMS), a
management consulting firm that provides transformative
business strategies to owners and "C-Level" executives via
consulting, executive coaching and various communications
strategies. He is a frequent guest on FOX Business News and
hosts his own weekly podcast called "Lykken on Lending"
heard Monday's at 1:00 p.m. ET at LykkenOnLending.com.
David's phone number is (512) 759-0999 and his e-mail is
David@TMS-Advisors.com.

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they feel like they're taken care
of financially. They do care
about money ... but money isn't
all they care about. Money isn't
everything. All things being
equal, people would prefer to
work for an organization that
they feel serves a larger
purpose. As leaders, they look
to us to tell them whether or not
our organizations do just that.
Do you clearly communicate on
a consistent basis the larger
mission of your organization? If
not, your people may being to
feel unfilled in their work. If you
want your people to love what
they do, you've got to show
them that they're doing
something work loving. Provide
a larger purpose for your people
to serve.
One of the most common
reasons people leave a
company is because they feel
like they can no longer move up
in the organization.
"Opportunities for
advancement" is the number
one reason why people start
looking elsewhere. As leaders,
our people look to use to
communicate to them the
pathways that are available for
them to grow in the
organization. If we're not
showing people how they can
become successful with us,
they will start looking for
someone who will. So, what
about you? Do you offer
training and professional
development opportunities for
your people? Do you discuss
with your employees their
career goals and objectives? If
so, do you try to make
accommodations so that your
people can reach those goals in
your organization? If you can
show your people a path to
success, they will be more
willing to walk it in your
organization.
One other thing people
expect from their leaders is the
willingness to handle difficult
problems. As leaders in our
organizations, we've got to be
the ones to have the tough
conversations and make the
tough decisions. Is someone on
the team dragging everyone
else down? We've got to be
willing to confront them. Is
there something unethical going
on in the organization? We've
got to have the courage to call
it out and put a stop to it. If we
demonstrate to our people that
we've got the courage and
strength to handle those
difficult situations, we'll gain
their respect and they won't
want to work for anyone else.


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