To lead a team of engaged, productive, and inspired employees, you need to show them that you value them. Here’s how to recognize and honor your people.
- Really get to know them. Invest time in deeper conversations to glean insights about your employees’ goals, what motivates them, what excites them about the work they’re doing, and what challenges they’re facing — both at work and at home.
- Make developmental conversations routine. At least once a month, check in with your employees about their growth trajectory. Questions to track include: “What are your personal developmental goals for the coming month? What are you in the process of learning? What are your career goals, and how can I help you achieve them?”
- Back up words with actions. Advocate for your employees and acknowledge their achievements in public and behind closed doors to give them opportunities for recognition and career advancement.