I have started my fair share of businesses in my time and one thing still surprises me; how poorly many company owners and directors treat their staff.
I believe that your number one priority should be your employees.
Over and above your customers, suppliers, associates – anyone.
They fight with you every day and they deserve your loyalty, encouragement, support and appreciation.
It’s really simple – pay people the best you can afford. Provide them with the space to do their best work.
Encourage, recognise and reward for a job well done.
Empower people, give them room to grow and fulfil their career ambitions and always treat people with respect.
I am a firm believer that a good leader always puts the team first.
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