How Well Do You Value Your Leadership Team?

by Charles Stone

Teams that don’t feel valued often simply go through the motions, which dampens motivation and decreases productivity. Great leaders pay keen attention to how valued their teams feel. Poor leaders seldom even think about it. Evaluate your leadership against these five behaviors great leaders show.

1. Great leaders regularly tell and show their team members that they value them.

Thank your team members often. Tell them how valuable their contributions are even though their jobs may not be viewed as important as other ones. Use tangible expressions of appreciation.

Discover what uniquely gives them a sense of value and communicate thanks in that way. The highest performing teams receive a ratio of six positive comments to one negative one.

However, praise should focus on effort such as hard work rather than attributes such as intelligence.

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