#20: Mattering is Leading with Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers is considered one of today’s most influential thought leaders in education and transformative thinking. It is fair to say when she speaks, she leaves no room unchanged.

She has been praised by leaders in business, the military, and administrators of schools of every level from elementary to graduate, around the globe for the life-changing, world-changing impact she has had on the hundreds of thousands of lives with whom she has reached with her message of Mattering.

Top 3 Takeaways

  1. Mattering is essential—More than a mere nice to have, mattering is a fundamental need that must be met for ourselves and for those we lead.
  2. Mattering makes business sense—even beyond the human interest aspects, making sure our people feel they matter boosts their productivity and performance.
  3. Priorities have shifted—the pandemic has sent millions of workers looking for greater meaning from new employers. Now’s a great time to make sure your team members know they matter.

From the Source

“When people don't feel like they matter, they become everything from apathetic to angry and everything in between.“

“Human beings as a species need to know they matter. They need to feel seen. They need to feel heard. They need to feel valued and of value, and they need to understand and be able to express their essential needs.”

“When people don't bring their best self to the world or to the work, everyone suffers.”

“If you want the best out of human beings, they need to know they matter. Period.”

“You get to that place that you start thinking, what, what am I doing in my life? What is my life work? Am I making the impact that I can make that I should be making? Do people even recognize that I am valuable?“

“People want to belong to something. They want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. If you can fulfill that as a company, then you have a workforce that will stay with you.”

Connect with Angela

Website: https://angelamaiers.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelamaiers/

Angela’s TED Talk, “You Matter”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FHdHUzRnms