Not to be outdone by the Athenians and their Parthenon, the Eleans, custodians of the Olympic Games, built an impressive temple to the ruler of the Greek gods, Zeus. Within its wall stood, or rather sat, one of The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was a massive statue of Zeus himself, posed upon a majestic throne.
While the temple was a feat of craftmanship on its own, the statue was the crowing jewel. It was created from panels of gold and ivory laid over a wooden frame. The throne was constructed with ebony, ivory, gold, and precious stones. The design made it appear that if Zeus had risen from his seat, he would have broken through the roof of the temple. In fact, the statue was so striking, its image was stamped onto the coins of the time.
Zeus is well-known for being the leader of the Greek gods. But was he a good leader? In all honesty, not really. While he was undoubtedly the strongest of the Olympians, Zeus often made choices that were for his own benefit, but not for the good of his subjects, both god and mortal alike. He was quick to anger, often drunk, and quite vengeful.
Throughout our careers, most of us have observed both good and bad leadership. Good leaders are the ones who truly value their teams. They inspire trust and guide their employees to better themselves. A strong work ethic flows from the top down and with it comes a company culture built on a foundation of comradery and loyalty.
If you’re lucky enough to have a good leader at your office, then they will most likely be helping you further your future. However, if you need a little extra help or if your boss doesn’t have the qualities listed above, we’d love to talk with you. Call Commercial Finance Consultants today so we can find you a place where you are valued and given the career opportunities you’ve earned!