“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say, “Thank you.”
In between, the leader is a servant.” Max De Pree, author of “Leadership is an Art.”
Reality includes Vision, Mission, Core Values, and a current “reality check” if “how are we doing.” Work the in-between hard as a servant leader. Thank as many individuals as often as you can: employees, peers, customers, suppliers, etc. Never underestimate the power of a thank you note.