Don’t ask people questions if you are not interested in the answer. Don’t underestimate the ability of people to see through fake questions. If you ask people how they are & are genuine about it, the following happens:
🦸‍♂️ You have an amazing power! You might be able to help!! (that’s your job!).
🙌 The person is more likely to respect you, because you care.
📈 Respect encourages loyalty, which tends to result in people trying harder for you.
🧡 You never know when you might need help in return. Just because you’re the boss doesn’t mean you are immune from needing help.
🤝 If they are managers themselves – this approach may well be replicated within their own team (the ripple effect).