Do they really want a promotion?
"How many times have you promoted an employee to a position of greater responsibility, only to watch him fail miserably? When we see employees striving to do a good job, we naturally assume they want to 'get ahead.' The definition of success isn’t the same for everybody. Just because an employee strives to be the best at what he does, doesn’t mean he wants increased responsibility and duties. Sometimes, he just wants to be good at what he does."
— John Dini, TAB-Certified Facilitator, San Antonio
Turn your employees into heroes
"As a servant leader, you should aim to make your team members (at all levels) heroes—heroes in their own eyes, heroes in the eyes of their peers and heroes in the eyes of their families. To many, being a 'hero' in the eyes of their families is the strongest motivator.
"At the end of a successful company event, write a thank-you note to the employee’s spous...(register to read more)
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