As a leader, it’s important to recognize and appreciate the hard work and dedication of your team. One way to do this is by taking the time to write a note of appreciation to your team members. These notes don’t have to be long or elaborate, but they can have a huge impact on morale and motivation.
Here are a few reasons why leadership notes of appreciation are so impactful:
They show you value people: When you take the time to write a note of appreciation, you are letting your team know that you recognize and value the work they are doing. This can boost morale and make your team feel valued and appreciated.
They can be personalized: A note of appreciation doesn’t have to be a generic message sent to the whole team. You can take the time to write a personalized note to each team member, highlighting specific contributions or achievements. This can make the note feel more sincere and meaningful.
They can build stronger bonds. A note of appreciation can help to strengthen the bond between a leader and their team. When a team member feels appreciated and valued by their leader, it can create a deeper level of trust and respect. This can foster a positive and supportive work environment where team members are more likely to collaborate and work together effectively.
They can be kept as a reminder: A note of appreciation can serve as a reminder of the good work that a team member is doing. It can be kept on a desk or in a special place as a reminder of the positive impact they are making.
In conclusion, leadership notes of appreciation are a simple but powerful way to recognize and value the hard work of your team. Whether they are long or short, personalized or generic, these notes can have a lasting impact on morale and motivation.
Lead From Within: The power of a leader lies not in his or her words, but in the appreciation and recognition of the value of others.
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After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.