The wisest leaders I know have a way of energizing others. They engage in some simple moves, authentically delivered. Here they be:
- They notice the good work of others (no matter how insignificant).
- They acknowledge that good work (always personally, sometimes publicly).
- They deferentially request the help/counsel of others.
- They ask really good questions, then LISTEN carefully to the answers.
The by-product of energizing others is that we get to know them better, and we advance our own learning by a mile.
And, it costs little more than a few minutes of our time.