If you want to lead a team of engaged, productive, and inspired people — people who do great work and stick around — then you need to show them that they’re valued. When we feel valued, we feel connected, confident, and cared about. As a manager, new or seasoned, what steps can you take to recognize and honor this need?
The popular answer to this question is often a combination of empathy, compassion, acknowledgement, and recognition. While this advice is not wrong, different approaches may resonate better with different people, as the actual feeling of being valued is very personal.
Join me on a journey of discovering new and practical ways to make your team feel valued and appreciated.