16 Things Your Employees Want From You.

Author Kristine Benevento
6 min readJan 30, 2020

We don’t do well because we can’t see why/how our task will impact the mission or that we belong.

Photo by Todd Quackenbush on Unsplash

“Trust is earned in the smallest of moments.

It is earned not through heroic deeds, or even highly visible actions, but through paying attention, listening, and gestures of genuine care and connection.”~#BreneBrown

I need to provide my time and energy to meaningful, rewarded, inspired deeds. I want to collaborate with individuals that combine their talents, skills, and abilities in such a way that the whole is greater than the one. I want to work where lives are changed in a positive way when our product or service is shared.

“Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.” ~Simon Sinek

My vision includes a group of coworkers who enjoy and care about each other. Our work raises the light quotient in humanity. Courage, integrity, and vulnerability are not just words. Leadership collaboratively steers the boat and inspires us to reach further than we may have without their vision. Leadership comes from everyone.

It means I need to be that person as well.

That is a tall order.

“The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe.” Simon Sinek

This week, I sat in a meeting where brave employees shared their heart’s desire for the attributes they hoped their new supervisor would possess.

They shared with me, sixteen things they felt would make this relationship productive and supportive. Would you add anything as an employee? As a leader, do you know what your staff desires from you?

“I think the great leaders, regardless of where they come from and whether it’s social change or business change, they are really expert at describing where we’re going, and what here to there looks like.” ~Simon…