How can I support you?

How can I support you?
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"How can I support you to do the best work of your life?"

This powerful question was recently shared by Chip Conley during a conversation with Seth Godin on Transcending the Great Resignation.

Employers are in a fierce battle to attract and retain talent right now.

As leaders, it's our responsibility (now more than ever) to lean in and connect with our teams.

"How can I support you to do the best work of your life?"

I love this question in that it:

1. Shows the team member that their leader supports them.

2. Asks the team member to stretch - we want them to do the best work of their life here.

3. Gives the team member agency to define their experience. It's not solely the responsibility of the company or their leader to define it for them.

Do you have the courage to ask this question in your next 1:1?