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It is no secret that people, at their best, are an organization’s most precious resource.

In this article, Inc. blogger Jeff Haden shares insights from Just Run It, Running an Exceptional Business is Easier Than You Think, by Dick Cross.   The question he explores, “What is the most effective approach to employee motivation?”

The answer, in a word, Patience.

Patience is the simplest and most profound way to show people that you care.  And caring about your people is the most essential practice that you, as an employer, can adopt.

So here’s how it unfolds:

1)   Tell them what needs to be accomplished and why it’s important.

2)   Believe in their capacity to complete the task and encourage their progress.

3)   Accept the speed at which they work, trusting that it will build gradually. (And remember that forgiving mistakes along the way allows people to figure out for themselves how to maximize their potential).

When you genuinely care about your employees and exhibit patience on their journey to the completion of a task, they will rise, perhaps higher than you ever imagined.

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Small Nicki Peasley I am the CEO of my home, managing a team consisting of a 40 year old, an 11 year old, an 8 year old, and a 6 year old. In my spare time, I am the YOUth development director for Bounce, writing curriculums and working (playing and learning) with elementary and middle school youth.


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