My answer to What are the best ways for leaders to show appreciation for employees and their work?
Answer by Ken Larson:
- Know how much leadership to offer and how much to let the individual grow on his or her own.
- Strike the right balance between specific and generic guidance so the unique individual traits of the workers come through in the business model and solutions to problems, system design and success of the firm are derived from the people running the enterprise and not from the leader.
- Manage constructively by fostering an environment respectful of all points of view but drive to fulfilling progressive objectives as a first priority and blend differences of opinion decisively.