How do you feel when someone says, “Great job!” or “I know you will handle this well,” or even, “Your insights are important to me,”?
Those words coming from someone you look up to as your leader have the power to make you feel pretty darn good, maybe even important.
Mary Kay Ash often shared her philosophy of how to treat others by saying, “Each person you meet has an invisible sign hanging around their neck saying, 'Please make me feel important.'"
How do you make those you lead to feel important?
-> Exhorting others to strong performance by showing them your confidence in them leads to their own self-confidence.
-> Showing gratitude for good performance, good ideas, good leadership habits build up those you lead who will then build others up.
-> Performing acts of leadership that are consistent with your words of leadership, build trust among those you lead and create an achievement zone.
Sol says… “From the fruit of his mouth, a person will enjoy good things.” ~ Proverbs 13:2
Strengthen your leadership today by engaging in language that encourages others to perform at the highest levels and show gratitude publicly when they do.
Make it a great day and keep being awesome.
Brian Kennedy is an encourager who shepherds small business owners and entrepreneurs along the path of business success to preeminence by embracing time tested principles and executing the associated fundamentals daily.