Yes, Sir!! Give them power.
Make them grow, let them think, let them make mistakes, let them tell us NO.
Invite them to bring to work not only their presence but also their certainties, their convictions, their differences, their uncertainties, their fears.
Give them space, give them recourses, give them possibilities.
Ask them for their opinion, ask them to teach us what we do not know. Respect their silence, their laughter, their joy, all of these things that they have as a group and that they have as an individual.
Provoke them, support them, encourage them, demand from them, cover for them. Want them to be leafy trees and not decorative Bonsai trees.
Look them in the eyes when we talk with them. Give them thanks when they go home and tell them good morning when we see them arrive. To know what their names are, when they hurt, when they feel fear, when they are tired, when they can still go the extra mile.
Empowerment. Yes, Sir!! Give them power.
Ultimately, treat them as if were people, people at least as important as we are ourselves.
PS: thank you to Mr. Martin La Spina for the use of the image. See his web page here