Last week I spoke for Easter Seals Florida. They are an incredible non-profit organization that helps individuals with disabilities.
I had the opportunity to spend some time with their CEO Sue Ventura and I came away inspired.
We’ve all heard the saying, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” I believe that’s true, and I often remind leaders that “You can live people without leading them but you cannot lead people without loving them.”
My question is, do your people know you care about them? If your answer is yes then how do you demonstrate it?
As the CEO of a non-profit, Sue Ventura is limited in how she uses her funds. But she wanted to make sure her staff felt appreciated and knew how much she cared about them. So in an incredible example of servant leadership, when Sue’s parents passed and left her with some money, she set up a fund to personally provide a staff appreciation party each year.
I know that Sue’s team knows that she cares about them. The question is – does yours?