11 Tips for Leaders on how to Turn Managers into Stewards

How do you turn managers into stewards? Here, I’ve selected 11 tips that’ll help you get there, chosen from my book 365 Way on How to Love Your Employees (and Customers).

Why these 11 tips? You can choose one by yourself and then use it. There are 354 more of them, one for every day of the year!

Start turning your managers into stewards now. Here we go!


Park your car somewhere else instead of parking your car next to the main entrance.


You will instruct your other board members to do the same.


Have parking spots next to the main entrance for the:

  • Most caring and loving employee
  • Most engaged employee
  • Most crazy, risk taking, and playful employee
  • Most organised employee

And follow this order. So the first one is closest to the main entrance. That could be you again… Who’s choosing? Your employees of course.


If you make a mistake, make sure everybody in your company knows you regret it. And it must be clear what you’re going to do about it.


Don’t ever hold a speech. Make sure your employees do the speech. Instruct and help them with that.


Read at least one business or self improvement book every week. You should read books from: Jim Collins, Anthony Robbins, Brendon Burchard, Deepak Chopra, Seth Godin, Ken Blanchard, Peter Drucker, Joseph Jaworsky, Paul Arden, Napoleon Hill, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Peter Senge, Roger E. Allen, Gary Hamel, C.K. Prahalad, Nina Grunfeld, W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborne, Stuart Brown, Robert Greene, and Ken Robinson.


Apply three ideas per week from the books you’ve read (see 36.) for your personal life and business life. Yes, this is also for your personal life.


Start a positive dialogue in your company. Based on similarities in people, issues, challenges, visions, successes, beliefs. … Let each of them imagine the future for the company. Then design and shape your sustainable future.


Never tell anyone anything without telling them why it should be done and how it can be done best. And you will only tell someone what to do if they really, really, really can’t figure it out themselves.


Learn your employees how to yearn for the horizon instead of learning them how to build a boat. And make sure that every employee has a clear dot on that horizon for themselves.

Few things help a human being more than giving them responsibility and to show you trust them.

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