In Celebration of J. C. Penney-The Master of the Golden Rule. By Liesl Greathouse. MONTROSE–You may not know it, but Montrose has had a JC Penney for 100 years. The first JC Penney store in Montrose was a small dry goods business ...
Fascinating perspective on the life of JC Penny. I am always impressed by leaders who make the Golden Rule a central point of their business operations. In my 25 years of executive search, I've come across one client where this is important - In-and-Out Hamburgers, an iconic hamburger chain on the West Coast.
Most other organizations don't really have a defined set of values or character. Most organizations don't rally around core principles that excite, motivate, and create passion. Most employees look upon their employers as a place to earn a paycheck, and perhaps get a little intellectual stimulation. Imagine what would happen if we could unleash and sync up individual positive core values with the organization?