Forging Unity

Successful leadership requires unity. When leaders are united, the results are amazing, but this doesn’t happen without hard work.

Unity is developed over time by demonstrating consistent trustworthy behavior. When roadblocks arise that threaten the unity of a team, it is critical to address the issues. We’ve learned this lesson countless times. It is much easier to maintain unity when we do not allow conflict to fester or issues to build up.

We must be persistent in our effort to maintain unity among our teams, especially our leadership team. This means we are consistently building one another up. When we encourage each other, our relational equity grows and unity is strengthened.

Humility is paramount when striving to forge and maintain unity. As a team, our interactions with one another should always be respectful and for the good of the organization. Selfishness destroys unity.

However, it is important to remember that unity does not mean unanimous agreement. At Credera, we rarely make a decision without a disagreement along the way—and we like it that way. We believe in improvement over unanimity, because different viewpoints allow us to refine our ideas and make better decisions. Like the wise King Solomon said, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”

How can you promote unity among your leaders?

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