Imagine a job where your work isn’t appreciated, your effort goes unnoticed, and you could be replaced instantly. Not exactly a place you’d want to stay for a very long time. As a leader, this isn’t the type of environment you want to develop or sustain. So how do you value your people?
It could be something as simple as saying hello, writing a handwritten note stating you did an excellent job today or remembering your employees’ names when you greet them. Genuinely engaging in conversation, remembering birthdays or asking your employees how’s their mom or dad or husband or wife going. When you show your employees the simplest of gratitude, you will have some of the most loyal employees.
Some people who sit in leadership positions take these things for granted but believe me, your employees will feel truly valued. Leadership is all about people, the little things make a huge difference, and the organizations that embrace this are the ones that ultimately succeed.