Smart people don’t need to be told what to do. They need this instead - The #1 tool in the leader’s toolbox.

Affirmation is a powerful thing for people. And you don’t even have to be a leader to share it — to gift it — to other people. All you need to do is take the time to believe in people and in their abilities. It can be something as basic an exercise or a new diet. It can be weight loss. It can be someone taking a new course and seeing it through to completion. It can be affirming someone taking on a new role. Do you see how this automatically places you in a leadership…