No matter where we go, we trust those with whom we are able to perceive common values or beliefs.
But when a company clearly communicates their WHY, what they believe, and we believe what they believe, then we will sometimes go to extraordinary lengths to include those products or brands in our lives. This is not because they are better, but because they becomes markers or symbols of the values and beliefs we hold dear.
We are drawn to leaders and organizations that are good at communicating what they believe. Their ability to make us feel like we belong, to make us feel special, safe and not alone is part of what gives them the ability to inspire us. Those whom we consider great leaders all have an ability to draw us close and to command our loyalty.
- Beth Kuhel: Could Your Belief System Affect Your Success? (huffingtonpost.com)
- Why Apple Fans Will (Almost) Always Defend Them (halyardconsulting.com)
- Lloyd I. Sederer, MD: Why? How Great Leaders Inspire Action (huffingtonpost.com)
- The Power of Belief (iamaflyingpenguin.wordpress.com)