Part of leading, whether it’s a staff of one or a hundred, requires us to demonstrate that everything matters and we do this with every task no matter the size. We inspire those we lead when we embrace an appropriate sense of urgency for the tasks we set out for ourselves as well as those to whom delegate tasks. Here is a set of personal leadership recommendations I have incorporated for over forty years. Make them apart of your companies’ culture. · In order for everyone to embrace the culture that everything matters, encourage them to understand how the work they do and the contributions they make influences’ and effects everyone else in the company. · As you work with your staff, employees, or outsourced entities, be sure to reinforce frequently the need to work your plan, your companies plan. Make it a cultural embodiment that following the plan is what makes the future bright and fulfilling through the implementation of the plan. · Always demonstrate appreciation and embed this practice within every rank of those on the team. Following this practice, demonstrating this practice, and embedding this practice results in happiness. When a person and/or a team receives regular appreciation for all they do then they will feel happy. Happiness results in higher achievements for both the person, the team, and most certainly for the company! · Teamwork is at the core of every successful business, no exceptions. You must encourage and embed the meaning of team work, the essence of teamwork in the culture of your business, your company. Teams go all the way when bound to one another in this manner. They understand and support the team structure and the strengths that result from it. They will hold one another accountable and they will acknowledge one another’s achievements for strengthening the team. · Remember to reinforce the “Can Do” mindset in some way every time you encounter a team member and/or the team. They all know the importance of what they do, but sometimes it is important to remind them of why they do what they do as well as refreshers in how to do what they do. We are their leaders, we must be the backbone of reinforcing them as individuals and as teams. Influencing their “Can Do” mindsets regularly helps them get through stressful moments and through their challenges and struggles.