Genuine acts of caring uplift the spirits and draw people forward.
Successful leaders have high expectations of themselves and of their constituents. (a truism I have lived by is that the people you lead meet your expectations of them – be they high or low).
Give personal and meaningful recognition – sometimes all you need to do is say “thank you”. A personal handwritten note is very powerful and so easy to do!
Celebrate victories together and help foster a sense of community.
Ensure what you preach and what you celebrate are one and the same. (People quickly recognize if there is a disconnect in what you say and what you really value).
Be personally involved. Leadership is a very personal thing. Leadership is a relationship!
So – go be a “dealer in hope” for those you serve and lead.
Hope you have a great weekend,