I just read this in a Harvard Business Review article and love the expression "elevate the quiet heroes"
It refers to giving credit to those on your team who don't appear hungry for the limelight or praise. Giving these employees the credit they deserve goes a long way.
What's in it for you? It builds integrity, which has a big impact on your leadership.
What's in it for them? It lets them know you noticed and gives them a reason to do it again.
Tip: Be VERY specific when you give feedback to a quiet hero. They don't value the atta-boy, they value your comments on the details of their genius.
See if you can spot one today!