Perks are nice, but a simple word of thanks can be equally effective when delivered with sincerity. No matter how engaged your team is now, it probably won’t last if they don’t believe you’re grateful for their contributions. And without a feeling of appreciation, you might find your company’s best resources sashaying out the door.
3. “I’m a survivor. I’m not gonna give up. I’m not gonna stop. I’m gonna work harder!” from Survivor
A good diva/manager never forgets the importance of tenacity and perseverance, even in difficult circumstances. We’ve all wrestled with tough business setbacks and challenges. From budget blues to staffing woes, remember that everyone always look to us to set the tone and the pace.
In uncertain times, it’s more important than ever for leaders to radiate positive energy no matter what the circumstances. No one is asking you to paste on a smile in the face of impending lay-offs, but if you make it clear you have absolute faith in the long-term success of your company and are willing to prioritize the well-being of your team, then you’re already a step ahead of the game.
This article has been edited and condensed.
Emily D. Tisdale is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Recourse Resource Consulting. She prides herself on being a transplanted Hoosier and enjoys watching Colts football and spending time with her husband and their two children. Connect with @emdt on Twitter.
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