You are impacting people on your team. By virtue of your role as a leader you have enormous influence on the people you lead – whether you realize it or not.
The effect truly is massive – either for bad (frustration, confusion, doubt), or for good (clarity, confidence, building up, inspiring, encouraging, challenging).
If you think this is only soft feelings stuff and doesn’t really matter in a business setting, think again. Team members motivation and contribution is often a function of relationship with their manager.
And employee contribution ties to the bottom line of company results. Don’t dismiss this as inconsequential. Turns out it is fundamental to organizational performance.
One of the simple yet powerful ways that a leader impacts their people is by encouraging the heart.
This won’t cost the company a dime, yet can have an immense impact on productivity and results. What it will cost though, is for you as a leader to deliberately develop this practice.