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Leaders: Love Your Followers-Robin Trehan

It cannot be stressed enough that one of the major keys to influencing people and motivating people is loving them.  As leaders, showing an employee that you care about them is a very powerful tool.

Naturally, people want to work for people who they perceive care about them.  Employees that are felt cared for and loved by their bosses tend to be more productive than employees who don’t.  Showing your followers that you care gives them a reason to come to work in the morning besides for financial reasons.  It boosts morale and it makes people feel like a million bucks.  Charles Schwab once said, “I have yet to find the person, however great or exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than he would ever do under a spirit of criticism”.

Furthermore, it is not enough to love your followers.  No. Love is an actionary term.  You have to show your employees that you love them.  How do you do this?  Charles Schwab once said one of his keys to leadership is, “I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.”  Showing appreciation for your employees and what they do everyday is what keeps them going when it’s crunch time and the deadline is around the corner.  Appreciation and praise is what pushes them onward and upward to reach their full potential in life and reach the highest peaks of their career.

It’s about much more than motivating employees with a pay check.  One of the number one desires among human beings is the desire to be great and to feel important.  You, as a leader, have the power to provide that to your followers.  Imagine you are able to give that to them.  Can you imagine how grateful they are going to be in return?  Imagine how much harder they are going to work and how much more effort they are going to put in each day?  How would you feel if somebody gave you that same satisfaction?  Your followers are no different.

So, today find something to praise your employees for.  Find something to make each and every individual feel like a million bucks and show them that you care.

Robin Trehan B.A, MIB, MBA