Fact is, the work place to a great extent is "where we live." We need star accountants. Boffo saleswomen. Over-the-top creatives in marketing and new product development. And so on. But, since we're effectively talking about "where we live," good sense and good business and "good" engagement throughout the "supply chain," from vendor's vendor to customer's customer, we would benefit mightily—including on the P & L—if we insisted (!) on: "Pleasant." "Caring." "Engaged."
Source: 100 Ways to Succeed #120: Pleasant. Caring. Engaged. http://www.tompeters.com/entries.php?note=010426.php
Contributed by: ~C4Chaos