Chapter 37It’s How You Treat People


When Jim Blanchard was chairman and CEO of Synovus Financial, it was honored by Fortune magazine as the #1 Best Company to Work For in 1999 and was later admitted into a newly created Hall of Fame. Why? Because, as I learned when I was asked to work with Synovus a number of years ago, Jimmy and his management team all were—and still are—humble servant leaders. As you read his essay, you’ll see why I thought it was important to include Jim’s story. He and I are not related, but I would be happy to adopt him because of his caring heart. May Jim’s dream be your dream and his hope your reality. —KB

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