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, I ask this question, how do you value your people?
It could be something as simple as saying hello, or writing a handwritten note stating you did an excellent job today. Remembering your employees’ names when you greet them, genuinely listening when engaging in a conversation, remembering birthdays or asking your employees how their mom, dad, or husband or wife is going. When you show your employees the simplest of gratitude and genuinely make your employee’s family part of the company, you will have some of the most loyal employees.
Some leaders 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 value their teams are the ones that ultimately succeed.