Give them the gift of caring

It’s tempting to go overboard in helping others do things that they need to do for themselves. 

Nothing beats the satisfaction of being the caped crusader who swoops in and saves people from their problems. It makes us feel strong and important and useful. 

But that’s not being a leader, that’s being codependent. One is a compulsion, the other is a privilege. And if we truly want to become a force for change with our team, we must remember this. 

Caring doesn’t necessarily require us to intervene. We can still create a foundation of support through trustworthy and everlasting arms, right where we are. 

No need to step in, no need to call a meeting. Just let people know that you acknowledge their genius, that it matters to the team, and that they should keep moving forward with the ideas. 

That what leaders do. It’s not about motivating you. It’s about encouraging you to tune into the real you. It’s about supporting you in being true to yourself. 

And it’s about inspiring you to light a fire under your own ass. 


Whose encouragement quickened your will to live?

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Scott Ginsberg

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