Positive Quote: “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” —Sam Walton
Way back many, many years ago when I was a teenager, I worked for Wal-Mart. I never had the chance to meet Sam Walton in person, however, I did read up on his beliefs and values. Perhaps I like this quote because it came from a man whose company I used to work for. Either way, I think it is a very valid and true quote.
I mean who wants a boss that continually puts them down or is negative? Boosting self-esteem does not mean saying everything is rainbows and kittens. To me, it means being positive, recognizing and reinforcing the good, while constructively discussing the not so good.
In my opinion people don’t come to work saying to themselves; “I am going to work today and I plan on doing a bad job”. I believe people want to add value, they want to feel appreciated.
As a leader we should say thank you, request instead of demand, and treat our people with the respect they deserve. The results are indescribable.
What do you think?
Have a terrific Thursday.