[FLR] Taking Pride In Your Work

Happy Friday!
I was taking the train recently. When I got on the train I noticed one of the stewards named Ronald. He was well dressed with his tie in place, shoes polished and wearing a generally pleasant demeanor.
After putting my shoes up on the seat in front on me (which I must humbly confess to) Ronald not only noticed this, but he mentioned it to me in a gentle way. He dusted off the seat in front of me and even brought me a magazine to put under my shoes so that I could rest my feet and keep the seat clean.
In his role he is not paid more to perform better. He was involved and genuinely interested in doing his best. I didn’t see the president of VIA looking over his shoulder; Ronald he was doing it because he took pride in doing a quality job.
Organizations win when we as leaders hire people who genuinely care and take pride in their work, regardless of what that work is.
So the next time you are on a VIA train look for Ronald Langevin. He’s the one who cares.
Along the road with you…
Gallup | Doing quality work
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Inc | 5 Ways to Improve Quality



CJ | Resilience in the face of brokenness
TED | What makes us feel good about our work?
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