Valuing and engaging others starts with things that may seem small.
Maintaining eye contact.
How long does it take to say thank you? To smile? To stop, put your hand on someone’s shoulder, look her in the eye (really seeing her) and verbally affirm her for her work?
These positive actions take only moments. They might seem small. But when you add them up, they can have a big impact on your relationships with others.
Increase your effectiveness as a leader by taking time for these small things.
Join the conversation:
What keeps you from taking the time to value and engage others?
How might your work and family relationships be different if you spent time practicing these good habits?
Which of these positive actions will you practice today?
I am the founder/CEO of the Weaving Influence team, the author of Reach: Creating the Biggest Possible Audience for Your Message, Book, or Cause, and the host of the Book Marketing Action Podcast. I’m a wife and mom of three kids, and I enjoy running, reading, writing, coffee, and dark chocolate.