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 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 employee’s names when you greet them, genuinely listening when engaging in a conversation, remembering birthdays or asking your employees how their mom or 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 your employees will feel truly valued. Leadership is all about people, the little things make a huge difference, and the organizations that gets it are the ones that ultimately succeed.