Through my many years of being a leader, a manager and working with teams of people – the one thing that always seem to work is to be genuine in saying Thank You. Many managers don’t believe it, but people really want to hear it. It’s not always about compensation or getting a raise, but most staff members tell me it’s about being invested and supported in the work they are doing.
I also never forget to encourage people to have fun and laugh. I am learning through my recent communications contract position that some people are allergic to having fun or laughing. A lot of it is cultural. Most people of color, not all, love to have fun while getting work done. That should be encouraged instead of punishment.
What’s your favorite tried and tested leadership tip that you can share?