I hope I believe in balance. And part of that is identifying and knowing your team members’ goals outside of work.
It’s important to have outside lives and interests. You have to begin by recognizing those first for yourself. Your team will see you modeling this balance and how it makes you a whole, fully giving person.
We try to encourage our team to have outside interests, and to share their goals. We know UniversalGiving can’t be everything for everyone (even me ). And so I love to hear about the other interests—how can we help further them? One person wants to be a writer. Another is interested in aerospace. If I know this, perhaps someday I can help them. I can watch out for a person or introduction that might be helpful. Or even in a small way, I can find a helpful article in my daily journey of reading.
We’re all here to help each other. It can happen in so many ways. Focus on encouraging a balanced life and sharing of one another’s goals. Let’s see how much we can help each other. It will amaze you how much it energizes your organization, and propels your vision forward. But most importantly, it honors the other person holistically, just as you would want to be honored.