What makes you effective as a leader is not the title you hold. Instead, it’s demonstrating an unrelenting focus on helping others succeed in their collective efforts. Leadership has little to do with authority, management acumen, or even being in charge. Leadership is all about people inspiring people to believe that the impossible is possible; developing and building confidence in people to perform at heights they never imagine.
As leaders, we must care for and value our people because employees who feel valued and appreciated by their leaders are more likely to go above and beyond for their company and are happier in their roles as well. Show your team you genuinely care about them professionally and personally; it can be something simple as asking: "How are you dealing with this pandemic " or indicating "you did a great job" or providing assistance when needed.
These little things make a huge difference because employees who feel personally and consistently cared for are far more likely to become the most loyal people who will go over and beyond their call of duty to help their organization achieve its goals and purpose.