- Dr. Marilou Ryder
Tip # 35 Glory Hound
Research suggests that affirming people's accomplishments at work can lead to higher employee moral and satisfaction. People want to feel validated in the workplace and as the leader you have the power and the responsibly to confirm that those who work in your organization matter and what they do has value. One way to do this is to make people feel appreciated by sharing the credit with those who worked on a project with you. It's easier than you may think. While you may believe you need the credit to help your career, giving away some of it to your team is actually a better career move. Leadership involves building effective teams and sharing the power; no one wants their leader to "hog" the limelight.