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Elevating Executive Influence Through Respect and Appreciation 

Hey there, friends! 

We’re wrapping up our eye-opening mini-learning series on boosting relationships. After diving into the magic of likability and the power of active listening, we’re now hitting the home stretch with our final duo: Respect and Appreciation. Trust me, these are your secret weapons for fostering a workplace where trust isn’t just a buzzword, and collaboration isn’t a chore but a choice. 

Building Bridges with Respect 

Let’s talk respect. It’s not just about holding doors open or saying please and thank you—though, don’t get me wrong, those are still pretty great. In our professional playground, respect is about seeing the unique value each person brings to the table. It’s the cornerstone of not just effective leadership but of a vibrant, healthy workplace culture. 

How to Show You Respect the Heck Out of Your Team: 

  • Acknowledge Contributions: Make it a habit to recognize and celebrate the hard work and victories of your team. It’s like giving them a high-five, but better. 
  • Encourage Autonomy: Trust your team with their tasks. It’s like saying, “I believe in you,” without actually having to say it all the time. 
  • Open Communication: Create a space where everyone feels comfy sharing ideas and feedback. It’s like having an open-door policy, but for your brain. 

Creating a Culture Where Appreciation is the Norm 

Moving on to appreciation. This isn’t just about giving a pat on the back for a job well done; it’s about genuinely expressing thanks for the effort and dedication that went into getting that job done in the first place. It’s what turns a good workplace into a great one. 

Tips for Showing Genuine Appreciation: 

  • Personalized Recognition: Make your appreciation as unique as the person you’re giving it to. It shows you’re paying attention. 
  • Regular Check-ins: Don’t save all your thank-yous for performance reviews. Sprinkle them throughout your interactions like confetti. 
  • Create Opportunities: Show your gratitude by investing in their growth. It’s like saying, “I appreciate you, and I want to see you fly.” 

As we close the book on our series, I’m throwing down the gauntlet: weave respect and appreciation into the very fabric of your leadership style. Ponder on how these practices can revolutionize your relationships and, by ripple effect, your entire work environment. 

By elevating these principles, you’re not just boosting your executive aura; you’re cultivating a team that’s more engaged, more positive, and heck, even more productive. 

Can’t wait to hear all about the incredible shifts you’ll inspire. Here’s to creating waves of positive change together! 

Your coach, cheerleader, and accountability partner, 
Shayla 

P.S. I’m all ears! Share your wins, your thoughts, or even your favorite ways to show respect and appreciation in the comments. Let’s make this journey a collective adventure.

#Leadership #Respect #Appreciation #TeamworkMakesTheDreamWork 

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