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The power of pride

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The power of pride

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The top executives of several major breweries had just finished a panel discussion at an industry conference. They decided to head over to the hotel lounge for some refreshments.

The top executive from Corona sits down at the bar and says to the bartender, “I would like a tall glass of the world’s best beer, a Corona.”

The leader from Anheuser-Busch says, “Bring me a frosty mug filled with the ‘King of Beers’…a Budweiser.”

Not to be out done, the president of Coors proudly says, “I’d like the only beer made with pure Rocky Mountain spring water.  Please fetch me a Coors.”

The CEO from Guinness leans on the bar and says, “Gimme a Coke.” The other leaders are taken aback and ask him the obvious question, “Why didn’t you order a Guinness?” He replies, “Well, I figure if you guys aren’t drinking beer, neither will I.”

As leaders, a big part of our job is to instill a sense of pride in our teams. To help our people assign a higher purpose to their work. Is there a more powerful long-term motivator than pride? Yet, left unchecked, is anything more dangerous? Just ask the good folks at Blackberry, Kodak, Hostess, etc.

Ours is the challenge of balancing justifiable pride and celebration with certain knowledge that your company’s logo is stapled to a dartboard in somebody’s break room.

Harnessing the power of pride is not complicated…Just stay focused, stay curious, and most importantly, stay thirsty my friends!

PayReel’s clients, who are some of the biggest companies in the world, are constantly immersed in the chaos of producing multimedia content or executing live events. PayReel makes sure they have the right contractors at the right time in the right place, and that everyone gets paid properly. And, most importantly, they handle every last detail perfectly while making sure their clients think nothing of it. Relax. We got it.