5 Ways To Show Love To Your Employees

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s the day of looooooove. It’s not a day that many in the workplace think about in ways that impact their employees.

I want to change that. I believe love is a strong sign of outstanding leadership.

When people feel cared for and loved, they stick around. I believe more leaders need to love their employees in appropriate ways.

Two women at a table, working, talking and laughing together

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When you love your employees, it changes things. Joel Manby, the author of Love Works, says” “Leading with love grows the bottom line and respects employees, demands accountability, and gives second chances. In short, it’s a powerful way to transform the way you lead and the culture of your organization.”

So, how do you lead with love and show employees you love them? You do the following five things.

Use Roadmaps

Before the advent of portable GPS units or Apple iPhones, people had to use roadmaps. For those of you that don’t know what a roadmap is, it’s best compared to a paper version of Google Maps.

There were pages and pages of road drawings. You would even have to buy different roadmaps for different states.

I vividly remember driving to Bushnell, Il, for the Cornerstone Music Festival when I was younger. I’d have a roadmap, printed-out Mapquest directions, and a very distracted mind.

I would use the Mapquest directions to highlight the road I would need to take to get there. Each highlight meant I was to take that road.

But what would happen if there was road construction? An hours-long accident? A new road?

Leadership Is An Endurance Sport

People regularly ask me why I continue to participate in endurance sports. These endurance sports range from half marathons, to biking, and more. Endurance sports push my body and mind to the limits.

You have to prepare to succeed in any such endeavor. Long runs require many hours of training and conditioning when you don’t feel like practicing.

Every time I put on my running shoes, hop on my bike, or prepare to endure for a long time, I think of how it prepares me for leadership.

Leadership Is An Endurance Sport

Leadership isn’t easy. You will have to train your body and mind to push past the barriers you’ve placed in your life. These can be your thoughts of not being good enough, not having the proper training, and dealing with difficult people.

How To Find A Guide

The quickest way to grow is through a mentor or a guide. These are people who will show you where they’ve been, the steps they’ve taken to get there, and what they’re doing now.

You’ll find a guide has typically been through the same situations you’re going through. Only they’ve made it through the challenges you’re struggling with.

Guides are people who will encourage you, cheer you on, and be there for you.

Go find a guide… But how do you find a guide for yourself or your business?

Good question. We’re going to answer it in this article!

How To Find A Guide

Finding a guide can be challenging. If you’ve never had to find one before or found a bad one, you may be wondering what to do.

50 Leadership Quotes To Inspire You Today

In today’s fast-paced business world, it’s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day and lose sight of the big picture.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 50 inspiring leadership quotes to help you stay motivated and focused on what’s important. No matter what industry you’re in or what position you hold, these quotes will remind you of the power of good leadership and its impact on both individuals and organizations.

50 Leadership Quotes To Inspire You Today

Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess.
-Richard Branson

If you want to build something great, you should focus on what the change is that you want to make in the world.
-Mark Zuckerberg

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
-John Quincy Adams