A surprisingly simple way to break through to someone, is to offer them mentorship.
Ask yourself, have you ever found someone openly discussing their problems at work with you? Maybe they have some personal issues that they face and need to vent once in a while?
These individuals are actively seeking mentorship. While it may not be obvious initially, it’s what they often really need.
Your goal as a leader should be to always offer mentorship to those in need. Start by setting one-on-one meetings with your team members. Discuss them and their goals during each meeting. Then, try to explore ways in which they would be comfortable growing. There is never a wrong answer, whether it be education, new tasks in the workplace, or simply developing their already existing skills.
Your goal should always be to help them find ways of reaching new heights. Their goals require feedback and openness. Ideally, you’ll want to offer them continuous feedback and helpful advice as they progress.
Moreover, you can also hold team meetings where everyone can share their vision. Some may be more reserved than others, yet it will still be therapeutic for everyone to share in common goals.
The bottom line is to show your people that you are a helpful resource. Be a mentor that galvanizes others to succeed, and you will profit immensely in turn.