Belonging is the second B, in the 4Bs of high-performance. As a leader you set the tone for your team. Obviously, the higher you go in the organization the greater the impact your tone will have.
Because we are innately social animals, acceptance and belonging are core needs for us. If you want to create a team who are capable of giving their best then you need to take care of people's sense of Belonging.
Individuals who feel like they belong, gain security. This sense of security nurtures self-esteem. Maslow, when writing about the Hierarchy of Needs, believed that most of society's social problems stemmed from this basic need (for belonging) not being met.
Everyone needs to belong to a group that accepts them. This group can take the form of the family, peers, school work, sporting team, church etc.
The more you feel accepted and your contribution matters, the higher your confidence. This elevates your capacity for delivering remarkable results
In this video Brene Brown speaks about Vulnerability. As she so eloquently explains - we all want to be accepted and feel we belong and we are unwilling to show to the world how vulnerable we feel. Be warned ... Life-enhancing information within :)
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