3 Simple Ways to Show Your Employees You Care

Leadership is about more than just giving orders and making decisions. It's about guiding and motivating your team to achieve common goals, and one of the most

effective ways to motivate your employees is by showing them you care about them as individuals. I've seen this time and time again as the CEO of StoneAge. I recall several

years ago when a key team member called to tell me he was considering leaving the company. "I received another job offer, Kerry, and I am considering taking it," he told me

tentatively. "I've got too much going on in my life, and this new role will keep me closer to home, which I need right now." Instead of getting upset, I asked him about the offer

and what drove him to consider looking outside the company for a new job. Soon, it was clear that he didn't really want to leave; he just needed some time to get his life in

order. So, we agreed that he would take a month-long sabbatical to focus on his family and personal life. He came back refreshed, focused and committed. Last week, he and I talked

about his sabbatical and its impact on his life. He said, "Kerry, I will go to the ends of the Earth with you and StoneAge. Thank you for caring about my well-being. I wouldn't

want to work for anyone else." Related: 4 Ways Employers Should Show Their Employees They CareWays to show your employees you care Who doesn't want to hear these kinds

of statements from their employees? A leader can do nothing more impactful than inspire their team members to live their very best lives. Here are some things you can do today to

show your team you care about them: