By the time future Hall of Fame Quarterback Tom Brady was nearing retirement, he was famous even among his new teammates on the Tampa Bay team where he played his last three seasons. Believed to be the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) at the quarterback position, even his fellow NFL colleagues were in awe of his record and status.
I love this behavior - "he knew a secret of motivation and inspiration. Making people look special in the eyes of their friends and family inspired them and created a bond between him and each player which would last for years."
It they're that special, then let people important to you know that in many different ways. This is a very powerful for their motivation.
There are people around you that are critical to your success behind the scenes, so go deeper into who is around you to expand the credit of your success to include them.
Expand your experience by sharing with them how they are important or involved in your life, to those who are important to them. Signing his autograph did this in spades!
I enjoyed learning a new acronym this morning.
If one is in a role with some variation of "leadership" in the title; it is merely good business/branding to build others up. One way (there are many) is what Mr. Brady did/does. Another thing that perplexes me is why people act so surprised when people want to make a difference (most people do). Even people with psychopathology will look out for their friends and/or business (to a degree). There's a chemical release when we do something nice. What (in my experience) truly makes an experience is sincerely giving a sh*t. The Gen-Zs have impressive b.s. meters. For those of us on the frontlines this merely means doing our job, looking out for our team, and thanking our customers (in organizations very few, if any, get to actually initiate a charitable cause). What we all can, realistically, do is pay our ten percent to charity (if we can afford it;).
Thank you for your time.
The GOAT 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆