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The Power of Love (At Work!): How to Show Appreciation & Boost Your Team

Happy #valentinesday❣️❣️❣️ I had an interesting conversation with a CEO this week about, of all things, 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘.

I was surprised because this is not a topic that comes up very often with the business leaders I know.

It turned out that 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 is one of his company's core values. 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 for their mission. 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 for their clients. 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 for their coworkers.

They are using 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 as a verb.

It's what they do.

It's what they give.

It's how they show up[ even when feeling frustrated, exhausted, irritated, or angry.

I was inspired by this. ✨❤️🎉

How can you show this kind of 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘 to your teammates? I have a thought:

Asking #questions and fully #listening to the answers.

Being fully heard and understood is a priceless gift we can give to others so they feel acknowledged and 'seen'.

Taking the time to ask your team about their ideas, feelings, and experiences and to deeply #listen shows how much you value them.

Here are 🔟 Questions Worth Asking to get you started.

𝘼𝙨𝙠 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙙𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙚

1️⃣ I’m interested in your perspective. How would you go about solving this issue?

2️⃣ What would be your first step?

𝘼𝙨𝙠 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙬

3️⃣ What do you want to learn this year?

4️⃣ What are you hoping for in your career? What could be a first step toward achieving this?

𝘼𝙨𝙠 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙖𝙨 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚

5️⃣ What’s been on your mind recently?

6️⃣ What are two words that describe how you're feeling today?

𝘼𝙨𝙠 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙤 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙟𝙤𝙗

7️⃣ When do you feel most energized at work? How can we build more of that into your work?

8️⃣ What’s something you’ve always wanted to take on? How can we give you exposure or involvement in this?

𝘼𝙨𝙠 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙤 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥

9️⃣ What could I change as your manager that would make a difference for you?

🔟 If I could adjust one thing that would make your work life better, what would it be?

Show some 𝗟𝗢𝗩𝗘, respect, and admiration for your team. Give them the gift of your presence; your undistracted focus on them and their feelings and ideas.

What's one of your favorite questions to check in with your team?


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