Feeling underappreciated eats away at employees

Feeling underappreciated eats away at employees who shoulder hard projects on their own, moms who aren’t thanked for cleaning up after kids, and friends who feel like they always end up hosting. Lack of appreciation is an especially pernicious problem in the workplace—and it’s often overlooked. In fact, 65 percent of Americans say they received […]

Enable team to take risks

Nothing will make your team skittish faster than discouraging their attempts to take risks or failing to recognize when their attempts pay off. Give your people the power, permission, and invitation to be brave by affirming them in their work. As a leader, you are in the business of making people confident. And confidence is […]

Employees aren’t cogs

Your employees aren’t cogs in a corporate wheel. When people propel or exhibit the vision, give them credit. Thank them. Honor them. Encourage them.

Reward results

How does a team go about ensuring that its attention is focused on results? By making results clear, and rewarding only those behaviors and actions that contribute to those results.