Want to get things done? Help your team be productive.

Eliminate fear from your environment. Using intimidation tactics on your team won’t increase productivity. This is a false narrative, that in order to have a successful team your employees need to be afraid of you. Not only does this not increase productivity, but it also creates a culture where people won’t want to work with you. Fear will never nurture loyalty or growth.

Treat your team with respect. Show them that you trust them to do the job that they were hired to do. This is how you motivate them to help the brand succeed. It takes a team to win, not just one player.

Entrepreneurs are leaders, they have a unique seat to inspire others with their level of influence. Use this influence to help your team improve their productivity. Why can’t you be kind, why can’t you be empathetic? You can, and you should.