We often see freedom as one's ability to move freely. However, we should consider the true essence of FREEDOM! Living in a free society, I once thought that I was able to do as I pleased, live as I pleased and say what I pleased, as long as I did not infringe on others. I have come to the realization that true freedom, is the ability to live without fear.
Business owners who genuinely lead with their heart -- not just their head -- are more equipped to connect with the emotional needs of employees. They understand that people want to be valued, respected, listened to and involved. Leaders who consistently show their employees that they are appreciated possess the wisdom and capacity to run thriving, profitable businesses.
Does it really matter what our title is? Do we perform better because our business card has the word Senior Vice President or Director preceding the other words on the card? Hmm. What if our business card didn't have those fancy hierarchical words at all? Will you instantly become not productive or valuable? Some companies refrain from having titles at all, this is becoming more common, especially in the start-up world.