Sunday, September 7, 2008

Pay Attention to Greetings and Goodbyes

"Everyone who works for a highly motivated leader carries with them a low-grade concern that that leader is going to use them and then toss them out. They worry that aside from getting the leader’s agenda done, they’re not at all necessary. Deep down, they simply want to know that they’re more than just a cog in someone else’s wheel.

I make it a habit to do a personal, enthusiastic, genuine, warm, highly relational, look-you-in-the-eye greeting to every single person sitting around the table before I even think about starting the meeting."

From Bill Hybels' book Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs

Are you wishing your leader had this approach? Make this a part of your toolkit of great leadership habits. You'll be pleased with the results.

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