Aesop wrote the fable of the Wind & Sun sometime between 620 and 560 BCE and the moral still holds true today – kindness will get you better results then force.

As individuals work their way up through the ranks, it can be easy to forget how they got there.  Now that they have a bit of power, why do they still need to be nice to those below them?

Simple put – without the support of everyone around you, including those that have helped you to where you are, you will find that you need to continue to use more and more force.  You can rely on the mighty hammer to accomplish precise tasks and make gains in the short term – though it’s going to be your genuine kindness and understanding which will allow you to foster relationships and support to help you continue moving forward….