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QUESTION: Hi,

How do I build self esteem of my employees without conflicting their rights?

Also I want them to benefit from my the company like through short term loans, I need the employees to like the company and believe in it. How best can I do this?

Thank you

ANSWER: Hi Anita?

I'm sorry, I don't understand what you're asking me. Perhaps you could clarify your question for me, using examples of your problem.

Sincerely,

Joe Buys

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QUESTION: Hi,

How can make my employees believe in themselves.

Thank you

Answer
Dear Anita,

It can be very difficult to build the trust and respect of employees. It can be even harder to get them to believe in themselves. However, there are several things that are crucial that you can do.

1. Respect them and their dignity as individuals.
2. Be truthful and honest with them in everything you say.
3. Define reasonable, specific expectations that you have for their performance.
4. Believe in them to do a good job and tell them so.
5. When you see them doing a good job reward them by saying something positive to them.
6. Listen to their ideas and let them know they are important to the company's success.
7. Find ways that they can experience success. With each success they will believe in themselves more and more.

Follow these seven guidelines and your employees will become empowered.

Good Luck

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I can answer questions dealing with leadership development, cross-functional team development, conflict resolution, absenteeism management, workplace violence, sexual harassment, diversity in the workplace, supervisor and management training and conducting employee and customer opinion surveys. I can also answer questions dealing with Lean Manufacturing and Administrative Lean for the Office.

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I have been a manager then business owner and now consultant for over 40 years. My education and experience working in the real world prepared me for my work as a consultant. However, my experience as a consultant has allowed me to work with some of the top organizations and industries in the world. I have learned from their successes and failures. That has helped me to develop strategies to improve both employee and process performance. I have learned many lessons over the years. However, one stands out above all the others. Without good leadership every organization is ultimately doom to fail. Perhaps Al Gini said it best when he said... "The term “power” comes from the Latin posse: to do, to be able, to change, to influence or effect. To have power is to possess the capacity to control or direct change. All forms of leadership must make use of power. The central issue of power in leadership is not Will it be used? But rather Will it be used wisely and well?" I hope I can help you find the right balance.

Education/Credentials
Both a BA and MA from Michigan State University.

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General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler, Dow Chemical, Valasic Foods, Lear Corporation, United States Postal Service

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