While being interviewed for a podcast the other day in which we talked about resilience, one affirmation rose to the surface that has stuck with me ever since in the context of employee experience, employee engagement, and caring leadership. That affirmation?
“I choose how I show up.”
You get to choose what kind of leader you are every single day.
Thinking about this choice that we all have made me realize that we ALL have the capacity to create a legacy of care for our employees – one that has the potential to impact our organization as a whole and have positive ripple effects for years to come.
If you want to create a legacy of care for your employees, read on to learn more.
What is your legacy, as a leader?
A legacy of care is created for your employees when they feel cared for because they belong and are part of something bigger than themselves.
When you’ve created a culture of care, your employees feel like their voice and their role is important because it contributes toward upholding and uplifting the bigger mission and vision of the company while moving the world forward in a significant way.
But here’s the important thing to remember:
You have to create a legacy of care before you need to.
Creating a legacy of care sets you up for the future, because it means employees are willing to stay with your organization, even when the going gets tough and unforeseen challenges present themselves.
If you want to learn more about creating a legacy of caring leadership, pre-order my forthcoming book, The Art of Caring Leadership, today.