Your employees depend on your leadership to guide them, inspire them and make them feel that their contributions are of value. It’s even more critical when you are asking your people to take a risk and join you in your newest business initiative before you have time to prove that it will be a success or in some cases, pay them what they are worth.
Take the time to share your vision for your company and your goals for current projects or strategic initiatives. Thank them for their contributions and help them see their part in what you are working to accomplish together.
This month, make a point to share one small thing that you want to do better as a company, and then notice and acknowledge at least one team member every day for something that they are doing that demonstrates their contribution. Some days you may have to look hard to find something, but I’m guessing that if you are looking for and acknowledging the positive things you find more of them to appreciate!