You first value them for who they are (and whose they are I might add—they’re not yours!) Every human being is God’s creation. We need to treat them that way. Don’t worry, you won’t have to let them get away with murder. We’ll talk about how to get them to do what you want them to do in a minute.
But first, I want to talk about you and your ego. Part of our problem as business owners is we think we are all-important. And because I’m the boss, everyone else needs to bow down and do what I say. Sure, you’re the boss and you should be respected. But you want to have the right kind of respect. Instead of forced respect, you want to earn respect. There’s a difference.
If you are willing to humble yourself, let your staff know that you care about them, and you want to make improvements that will benefit all, and you begin to become a better leader by learning and practicing proven leadership skills, and you press on to build a phenomenal leadership system, you will have a different business and life. I can promise you that.
One of the most rewarding parts of my life is watching my team grow professionally and personally. I have a little plaque in my private study that says “Success is making a difference in the lives of others. Happiness is watching them grow because of it.” One of my core beliefs is that we are on this earth to love God and to love others—to make a difference. I think deep down everyone wants to make a difference. Do you?