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Find (and Keep) Top Talent for Your Business (Collection), 2/e by David I. Russo, Hank Stringer, Martha I. Finney, Vince Thompson, Rusty Rueff, Cathy Fyock

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7. Cheerlead; The “Magic” of M&Ms

Any successful executive must accomplish several tasks. He must pick the right people, give guidance, describe expectations, and provide resources to allow employees to grow. A savvy executive should clear pathways and remove impediments to employees’ success and, yes, even cheerlead.

Like, rah-rah cheerlead? Yes. As embarrassing and potentially undignified as that initially sounds, leaders and managers should stand on the sidelines and say and do something heartfelt, meaningful, and encouraging for their employees and team members. And they should do so with authentic spiritedness. Let the employees know that their actions are in alignment with the organization’s vision; that they are making progress, keeping ...

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