“When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders.” – Simon Sinek
Being a leader is more than just being the person in charge. It’s also about encouraging your employees and setting an excellent example for everyone around you.
As a business owner or manager, your staff is the driving force behind your results. A happy and productive staff will generally equate to success. And there’s plenty you can do to coach your employees to be the best they can be.
Since their success translates directly to your success, why wouldn’t your number one priority always be to encourage them to be the best they can?
There are as many ways to be encouraging as there are personalities. Here are a few suggestions to try in your workplace.
The heart of listening and understanding is what makes encouraging valuable. Encouragement must be genuine and for the best intentions. Wise words of encouragement can give comfort and strengthen others. And, the best encouragement comes from the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Since the Bible is the foundation of encouragement, it is the source of the Words of encouragement.
As business leaders and entrepreneurs, we need to trust our people to do their job. Through encouragement, employees are driven to succeed and perform their jobs well. Encouragement from leadership is a win-win for every business. Let the Holy Spirit guide you in encouraging your employees.
Philip W. Struble is the President of Landplan Engineering and is passionate about helping business leaders steward their companies in a way that honors God. He is the author of Zebedee and Sons Fishing Co.: Business Advice from the Bible, and hosts a weekly blog at www.zebedeeandsonsfishingco.com. Philip and his wife, Stephanie, have four adult children and currently reside on a small farm in rural Douglas County, Kansas.