Secret 4: Great leaders and companies pave a path to prosperity by having everyone think and act like owners. To illustrate this point, Jennings used a sports analogy. People like to watch sports on the weekend because they get a score — unlike the work week when many of them don’t get a “score” at their jobs. Regardless of the job, whether it’s a secretary or an oil-rig worker, everyone needs to know that the job he or she performs creates economic value. And once they see that, and how that economic value can be measured, stand back, because productivity will soar when people find ways to improve their own “scores.”
Secret 5: Great organizations pave a path to prosperity by being led by good stewards. Stewards place the long-term interest of the company above their own. They share information with others because they realize the more people who have knowledge, the better the execution, Jennings said. Basically, stewards realize they have had gained many opportunities through the company and now it is their role to ensure that those opportunities exist for others in the organization.
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