There are three big things that I find boost morale, inspire, motivate, and engage my team:
1. Authentic Communication
As a leader, communication is critical — good leaders are good communicators. As a leader, it is important to think clearly, express ideas, and share information internally and externally. When you communicate as a leader, it is so important to be authentic.
Stop thinking about how you should sound and just be yourself! Be honest, sincere, and find your own voice — people don’t appreciate inauthentic people.
When your team feels appreciated, it increases job satisfaction and employee morale. Employees want to know that you care and notice their work; it increases motivation, team engagement, and productivity when they know you care. So how do we show our exceptional employees that we appreciate them?
Empowering your employees means giving your employees permission to take action and make decisions. When you entrust your employees, you build trust in leadership and encourages creativity.