Revisiting the Timeless Principles of Mr. Mac

In a times like these, it’s refreshing to revisit the leadership principles that helped shape Ohio manufacturing into the global leader it is today. Many of these principles were practiced by the late John H. McConnell, founder of Worthington Industries.

In his 2004 book “Our Golden Rule” — published four years before his passing — Mr. Mac wrote: “People should be treated well not because they are tools for building a successful company, but because they are valuable as human beings. … My best advice is to wake up each day committing yourself to lead by example and to act in the same ethical, hard-working manner you expect from your employees. … Live by the Golden Rule.” 6/15/2020