I find that Servant Leaders have an attitude of thankfulness. They treat their employees almost as if they were unpaid volunteers, offering their time and talent for the sake of the organization and they people they serve (customers).
Let this week be a week of thankfulness, where you express frequently and freely your thanks to your employees and team members for the work that they do.
Thank them for their time
Thank them for their efforts—for how hard they work
Thank them for who they are—unique individuals who have incredible talents
Thank them for their advice
Thank them for their opinion—especially if it is different than yours
Thank them for their contribution
Thank them for their leadership
Thank them for how they interact with and serve your customers
Thank them for listening
Thank them for enduring throughout this trying time
Thank them because…..
They don’t have to work for you
They are human beings who have high value
They need your appreciation and respect
They are like you: mortal; here today and gone tomorrow
Everyone I know needs to be valued and significant. Thanking them goes a long way toward helping them feel that way.