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I recently conducted a somewhat informal poll on Linkedin among HR and leadership professionals. I posed the question “What would you consider the number one or two things managers can do to help make their employees feel valued?” I received over 120 responses to this question. I have grouped the top ten answers below.

Managers, companies and trainers continue to deliver training and send employees to workshops without an important concept in mind – accountability. Without it leadership development is stupid.

Leaders Admit Mistakes

If I come up to a dark hole and tell you to jump in, what would your response be? Probably something like this “You kidding, how about you jump first.” However, if I jump in, then show you it is safe to jump in and then ask you to do the same, you probably will. A leader who opens up about his or her mistakes is showing others it is safe to do the same.