10 example for encourage others:
1. Validate what someone has said or done. Validation is easy. A simple thumbs up “like” on a Facebook post is validating to others.
2. Smile. Your smile conveys warmth and acceptance. When we accept others we communicate that we think they are okay. That simple unspoken acceptance is encouraging.
3. Offer a listening ear. One of the greatest ways we can encourage others is by simply listening to what’s on their mind or what’s in their heart.
4. Offer a compliment or a word of praise. Be sure it’s not superficial or a small talk nicety. Make it authentic and specific.
5. Notice that someone has made a difference. Connect the dots between what they did and what difference it made. By doing so, you will be adding purpose and meaning that is encouraging.
6. Appreciate what others have done. Express your gratitude, and don’t assume others know it. You can’t say “thank you” too often.
7. Give others the latitude to try new things. Part of encouraging others means boosting their confidence. By trusting others with new endeavors, you are demonstrating your confidence and building theirs. That’s powerful encouragement!
8. Show an interest in what others are doing. Be curious and step outside your own comfort zone into someone else’s. It is tremendously encouraging to know that others genuinely are interested in what you were doing.
9. Set and communicate your expectations. Be clear about what you expect. Let others surprise you as they arise to your expectations.
10. Encourage others by acknowledging the efforts they have made. Don’t wait around for the end result. Encourage those efforts along the way if you’d like to see more of them.