What is the value of loyalty? What is the value of a good team player? I think this is the point that Mastercard would say … priceless!
It is strange but true that many people love the opportunity to run down a colleague, an associate, a family member or somebody else who really deserves different treatment.
It is a very unattractive trait to whisper about someone’s failings or perceived failings; or to try to deflect one’s own failings by pointing the finger somewhere else.
If you get a reputation for gossiping and running down your colleagues then you will lose credibility fast, you will never be a true leader, you will not be someone that people want on their team.
The kind of people that I admire will be supportive of their team, will find good things to say about people, will not repeat destructive comments … I would describe them as people with character.
A person with character will listen more than they talk, and if they hear gossip about others then they keep it to themselves. This is the kind of person who makes a good team player, the kind of person who people want to be around. This is the kind of person that will build people up, not knock them down!
Make it a goal to be a person of character!