At Fierce, we believe that kindness is a corporate difference maker. In fact, we believe this so strongly that all of our core values as a company revolve around this key concept.
So if kindness is a corporate difference maker, what does it look like in the day-to-day? Entrepreneur Magazine is a source for many, many articles that tie kindness to business and leadership success. In one of their recent articles, they discussed kindness and how to practice it. Here is an excerpt of what they shared.
- Gratitude and reverence. Be reverent and grateful for all of life. This manifests as unconditional love and respect for oneself and all other beings. Have a hierarchy of respect around the office—no one matters more than someone else.
- Sincerity. This manifests as honesty, simplicity and faithfulness. Follow through on the things you need to do for others at work. Be dependable today.
- Gentleness. Gentleness manifests as kindness, consideration for others and sensitivity to spiritual truth. Be gentle with your coworkers and your clients. You just never know what they’re going through.
- Supportiveness. This manifests as service to others without expectation of reward. Do something each day that is supportive. Do a mid-morning Starbucks run for the team or share a heavy project load with someone who needs help.
Four great actionable elements that we can add to our day, whether we are at the office or at home with family.
“Small gestures can send big signals about who we are, what we care about, and why people should want to affiliate with us. It’s harder (and more important) to be kind than clever.” – Bill Taylor