An adage I follow in working with leaders is: “when you are totally bored of repeating your message, you are probably half way there”. Another one is, “repetition, repetition, then some more repetition”.
This theme is continuing and I will write more in future articles on other companies.
For today an article I just saw in The Guardian called “The support never stops” on Timpson and their commitment and success in hiring ex-offenders. This adds depth to my prior article, hence this is “part two” on Timpson “doing what is right”.
Now, in the last article I wrote on Timpson, there was a video interview with James Timpson. In that interview he said:
“we may be going to prison to recruit ex-offenders, but actually what we are recruiting is people”.
Leadership is all about people, pure and simple.
Let us always remember that business is about more than numbers on a page, it is about people, it is about community, it is about caring.
What if we thought about business as Purpose+People+Planet=Profit, not the other way around?
Also published on Medium.