As a leader, it is important to not only focus on the task at hand, but also to take the time to connect with those you lead on a personal level. One way to do this is through the written word.
Here are some suggestions to express and that would make a difference to those you lead:
Make today count. People often forget that the activities they do today will impact their future. Therefore, it can be particularly important to emphasize the importance of their contributions. This can help motivate and inspire them to continue pushing forward.
Look for new experiences and challenges. People can get stuck in the status quo, so it is important to encourage them to seek out new experiences and challenges, and to continue learning and growing as individuals. This will ensure that your team as a whole remains competitive and capable of meeting any future challenges.
Find joy and fulfillment. Finding joy can be particularly difficult in a high-pressure environment. Therefore, by encouraging your team members to pursue their passions, you can help foster a sense of ownership and pride in the work they do.
Listen to your instincts. Trusting your gut is easy for some and harder for others. Therefore, by encouraging your team members to trust their own instincts, you can help to build their confidence. This will foster a sense of ownership and accountability within the team.
Quiet the negative voices. Some people are good at drowning out negative thoughts, while others are not. Therefore, it’s important to encourage your team to focus on the positive and to not let fear or self-doubt get in the way. This will help them overcome obstacles and continue pursuing their goals with confidence and determination.
Seek the extraordinary. In our personal and professional lives, it’s important to strive to achieve our fullest potential. Therefore, by encouraging your team members seek excellence, it will not only grow and develop your team, but also contribute to the success of the company.
Ultimately, your letter should remind those you lead that they are the creators of their own lives and that they have the power to choose their own path. As a leader, you want them to know that you believe in them, support them, and are here to encourage them.
Lead From Within: By taking the time to connect with your team on a personal level, you can foster a sense of trust and camaraderie that can help to drive success and productivity within everyone you lead.
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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.