Grace causes permanent change. Lead from a position of grace.
Tell those you work with when they do a good job. It’s a great encourager. Be sure to be sincere or your word won’t be taken seriously.
In conflict, there are often items that strike a chord. In the moment it may not be possible, but do not forget the items that upset you. Go back and think through why these things were upsetting and work through them with a trusted friend. A good friend can help you see the real issues.
Helpings others discover their passions is exciting. When you see their eyes light up and tone change, that’s the point to pour on encouragement.
When the appetite to reduce costs exceeds the appetite to provide customer value, it’s time to reassess the purpose of your business.
“In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat — for he grants sleep to those he loves.”
Why do we work so hard to get ahead? Is it for our own sake (pride)? Is it for security? Does money provide ultimate security? Does knowledge? Ask someone with both money and knowledge. You may find pride. You might not find security.
I encourage you to watch this speech. It’s motivating. Remember our decisions impact our lives.