As a leader, one of your responsibilities is to discover what your employees are passionate about and then look for ways to feed that passion, a key to getting and keeping them motivated and committed to you and your organization. Are you doing that?
If not, be your own best coach. Answer the following questions:
· Do I know what kind of work each of my employees is passionate about? If so, are they getting a chance to do that type of work?
· Do I know the kinds of things each of my employees don’t enjoy doing? Am I doing my best to avoid giving them that kind of work?
· Do I know what each of my employees enjoys: hobbies, places to shop, favorite foods, and interests? If not, how can I find out?
· When I show appreciation, am I giving it to them in the way they more appreciate? [For example, if you know they love shopping on Amazon, a gift card from Amazon with a nice note of appreciation would go a lot farther than a plaque to put on their wall.]
If people are in a job they feel passionate about doing and competent to perform it, they will stay loyal to your organization if they are appreciated, preferably in a way that means something to them personally.