Whether we have the title of a leader or not, we are all leaders at times in our organization. Sometimes it’s leading projects, sometimes it’s leading a team, sometimes it’s leading ourselves and our careers. We all have opportunities to lead even if we’re not officially the leader. What kind of leader are you?
When you look at your career in healthcare IT, this is a very important question. Here’s what I think should form the basis of every leader:
You’ve probably experienced this quote in your life. When you feel appreciated you want to go above and beyond what’s required. When you feel appreciated you’re willing to do a lot of things that are hard and uncomfortable. We all want to feel appreciated. So, it makes sense that leaders that show appreciation for their people will be more successful.
Of course, it’s much easier to appreciate someone than it is to make sure they feel appreciated. It’s easy to slip into complacency and start to take someone for granted. We’re all busy and we’re all wanting to feel appreciated (even leaders with the title). However, it’s worth regularly taking the time to recognize people for what they do to help you and your organization.
I’ve never showed someone appreciation for something and then wished I hadn’t done it later. However, the opposite is definitely true. Find someone special in your life and show them appreciation today.