It is important for every person who works for you to know that they are important. If you treat them like they are important, they will treat their work like it is important. The effective leader must recognize the interconnectedness between a triad of key elements: he must connect the importance of the mission, to the importance of the work, to the importance of the person.
Achievement within an organization always follows an achievement within an individual. An organization cannot grow beyond its people. The growth of a company is inexorably linked to the growth of its people. The leader’s focus, then, should be upon growing not his company, but rather his people. The latter will stimulate the former.