People will remember not what you say or do, but how you make them feel.
I can’t remember when or where I first heard this, but I do remember how true this comment rang deep within me. And … I know how true it is for me today.
The leaders who influenced me most, were those who made me feel important daily, even when doing the small projects. They prepared me for future growth and helped me to believe I could make strides forward with or without their assistance. Simply stated they made me feel good about my potential.
How do your employees feel about working with you? Do they feel they are worthwhile contributors to your team? Do they feel good about coming to work each day because they know they are making a difference even when working on simple tasks? Do they have the confidence to move ahead with or without you?