Last night, my daughter (4 years old) saved my son (1 year old) from what could have been a serious accident.
She was at the right place and the right time and anticipated him getting hurt, she swooped in and pulled him to safety, she was able to get to him before me or my husband.
We lauded her quick response and praised her profusely.
At dinner we told her she was our hero.
A proud smile spread across her face.
Before she drifted off to sleep she repeated “I’m a hero!”
When she opened her eyes in the morning she repeated “I’m a hero!”
I picked her up from school that afternoon and she reported having the BEST day ever.
She came home and helped around the house without being asked, saying she “just wanted to do a good job.”
--Doesn’t this translate to the work environment?
To me it does; when you make someone feel valued and important you are empowering them to go above and beyond to help you.
Giving someone “hero status” with small acknowledgements of their talents can go a long way.
I'm Lindsey Crabtree, the Founder and CEO of Right Hand Operations. I love meeting new people and making connections, I love observing the commonalities between our clients and how we all have similar struggles in the business world. As I have time I enjoy reflecting on experiences and sharing what I've learned.