Shine your light on others
Real leaders understand they are there to work for their teams, and not the other way around.
Real leadership, the kind that makes a lasting impact, is centered on building up the people who work for you and shining a light on them and their achievements.
People are more productive when they feel recognized and appreciated. But, recognition can’t be something you don’t do regularly. Make recognition part of your culture. Share the credit with your people when things are going well and don’t blame them when they’re not.
You take that responsibility since, as the leader, what they do or don’t do is a reflection of your guidance.
When you do a good job of making the people around you look and feel good, it’s ultimately going to make you look good, too.