Two considerations regarding loyalty:
- Short-term benefit. Unfortunately, there isn’t much. Loyalty to your employer, in the short run, won’t get you a raise. It probably won’t get you a promotion, either.
- Long-term benefit. The upside is huge. In the long run, loyalty is essentially brand equity in you.
So how do you get ahead today while still being loyal?
Be loyal to your values. Your beliefs. Yourself.
And most importantly, be loyal to your loyalty by touting your loyalness.
Tell everyone you’re loyal ( * sung to the tune of Royals * ).