In a time that has been dubbed as “The Great Resignation,” being mindful of your overall team morale is key. Without a team, a company can not reach or exceed goals. Your people will always be your most valuable assets. Here are three Dale Carnegie quotes to guide you in your leadership efforts in this new year!
“Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him.”
People want to feel seen and valued. Success will always outgrow a leader’s skill and time—that’s why delegation and good hires are so important. As your team grows, continue to give credit where credit is due. Make sure to acknowledge and celebrate small victories with your team and communicate gratitude for accomplishments. True leaders love learning from their people just as much as they love leading them. In 2022 don’t let ego get in the way of success!
“Ask questions instead of giving orders.”
Everyone has a different way they like to be managed. While some thrive with micromanagement, many don’t. Either way, it’s important to continue to be mindful of making sure your employees feel seen and heard. By including your team in strategizing, game planning, and sometimes even decision making, you’ll not only be creating a positive work environment, but you’ll also be ensuring better quality work. Think about the last time you had to execute a project—it was probably easier to complete when you understood the “what and why” behind the task versus just being told to create a result. The same will go for your team. Spending more time on the front end will save extra time on the back end.
“Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.”
If you want to see your team members thrive—speak belief into them! We’re often are our own worst critics and get in our own way when it comes time to accomplishing big goals. Everyone needs someone to believe in them, encourage them, and be there for them. Be that person for your team—you just might be surprised that they will do the same for you.