Insights for Leaders

Why Employees Come First

Posted on: February 6th, 2013 | 0 Comments

“The way management treats their associates is exactly how the associates will treat the customers.” — Sam Walton

According to genius Albert Einstein: “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.”

Herb Kelleher, Founder and CEO of Southwest Airlines, believes: “If the employees come first, then they’re happy….A motivated employee treats the customer well. ┬áThe customer is happy so they keep coming back, which pleases the shareholders…it is just the way it works.”

The Bottom Line: Leaders put employees first to create happy employees, and, to set an example how to treat customers.