As a leader, the little things you do make a huge difference.
The best leaders to ever live not only succeeded in helping their team win championships or help their organizations reach new milestones, they genuinely cared for their people and understood what a privilege it is to be a leader.
If a leader has no appreciation for their team, how can they expect the team to sustain their great effort daily? When people are giving it their all, and their work is taken for granted, that company will experience a high level of employee turnover, and it will be average at best.
As a leader, you have an incredible opportunity to change someone’s life every single day. It could be something as simple as saying hello, writing a handwritten note stating you did an excellent job today or remembering people’s names when you greet them, or stopping for a moment and truly listening to your people. Unfortunately, some leaders take these things for granted, but the little things you do make a huge difference, and the leaders that understand this are the ones that ultimately succeed.