5 years ago I was given the advice to focus on encouraging those around me in everything that matters. Encourage. Encourage. Encourage.
My challenge has to been to learn the discipline of building encouragement into the way I lead and how I bring others on board with what I start. The great thing about practicing this approach is that it ends up bleeding into how we do life. Encouragement reinforces what is good in others empowering those around us to keep moving forward.
So the first thing is encouragement.
The second thing is to do is follow up with the question, “So what can I do to help you?”