below on a regular basis you can eventually make them habits. As was mentioned in our post, "Do you believe leaders ought to be kind? Does kindness matter?", kindness can result in greater loyalty, trustworthiness and steadfastness in those you lead, which can result in higher retention rates, innovative employee ideas and dedicated followers. Not bad for being kind. And research shows that being kind to employees actually improves productivity. Kindness really does matter.
Here are some practical tips on how you, as a leader, can interject more kindness into your day.
One of our most popular posts ever was "Does Smiling Make You a Better Leader? Top Four Reasons You Should Smile More." Smiling says you care and are approachable. As a result people will open up more to you.
2. Say thank you.
Have you ever held the door open for someone and
watched them pass by without even an acknowledgment? How does that make
you feel? The words "thank you" says you appreciate what others do for
you and builds positive relationships.
There are few things that endear people to others more
than when pay them a compliment. If you are genuine, specific and
timely in your positive affirmations, you will not only improve employee
motivation, but loyalty as well.
4. Be positive.
The best leaders are positive. They are positive
about their employees, others and the organization. They don't get
caught up in gossip and negative talk of other leaders. Being positive
inspires people and builds trust, which has the opposite effect of being
negative - which drains people.
5. Serve others.
Serving others, including those you lead sends the
message that you consider them of value. Serving might simply be
bringing someone their favorite beverage. It could be helping an
employee on a project, or doing something nice for their family.
What other ways do you show kindness as a leader?
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