6 things to give your employees

For an organization to be successful, you must have a good team in place. And for a team to function at its highest potential, it needs a leader that knows how to motivate and shine the spotlight on others.

Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core, writes that this kind of culture only exists in a workplace where a leader intentionally creates an environment that drives engagement and innovation. He lists six things that leaders can give their employees to make this kind of work culture a reality. The list includes:

  1. They give employees their ear. Schwantes encourages the practice of “stay interviews,” which can give a leader fresh insight on how they can improve the work environment.
  2. They give their employees empathy. “A leader displaying empathy will foster strong personal relationships and promote productive collaboration,” he writes.


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