Research shows that there are three crucial things that a parent must do to build self-esteem in their children:
1. Maintain eye contact during conversation
2. Give appropriate physical contact
3. Spend regular, quality 1-1 time with an emphasis on listening
Together these communicate to a child that he or she is valued.
Feeling valued is a deep human need that people inevitably bring into the workplace. When leaders fail to acknowledge it, levels of engagement and performance suffer.
So how do you demonstrate to your team that you value them?
Everyone is different but most people are motivated by an authentic encounter with an authority figure who gives them focused attention.
How could you do more of this in your relationships – both inside and outside of work?