When leaders undervalue their workers, they are only making life harder on themselves. A devalued team is a disengaged, demotivated and dissonant team. Leaders don’t generally set out to decrease motivation and squash engagement; it’s just something that happens without strategic leadership. The acknowledgement that we all know is so crucial for a healthy workforce tends to get lost in the day-to-day of business. Don’t stress, it happens to the best of leaders, but the first step is to recognize the problem. Be sure that you’re not guilty of these everyday ways that you could be unwittingly devaluing your employees.