1. Recognize Your Staff
If you don’t appreciate your staff, they will leave. The U.S. Department of Labor says that the number one reason people leave their jobs is because they "don't feel appreciated.” Most people receive very little workplace recognition in a given year so it’s vital that you recognize and reward your employees for their efforts at work.
2. You Are a Model for Your Staff - Act That Way
Act in manner that models the type of behavior you want from your staff. You are setting an example of what it’s like to be a leader in today’s business world. Your character, integrity, work ethic, and overall holistic view of how you do your work (and live your life) are being watched by the people who work for you.
3. Working in Teams
The success of a project requires people working well together. This can be achieved when you trust each member on the team and know they are working towards doing their very best. You want them to produce outstanding work and be committed to operating at the highest standard possible.
4. What's Your Definition of Success for Your Employees?
Define success by making it clear for employees what constitutes success and how they should measure their achievements. The definition of success might be very different for each employee, so it’s important to customize to each individual. Your staff’s definition of success might include making more money, learning and growing on the job, making a difference, having a work/life balance, feeling fulfilled through work, and/or doing work that aligns with their talents.