How To Motivate Your Team

How To Motivate Your Team

Motivating your employees is by no means an easy task. As a motivational speaker, and an entrepreneur I can tell you all about this. I currently visit multiple corporations for motivational speaking sessions and have established myself as one a prominent personality within the industry. Here are a few of my many tips to share for entrepreneurs and instructors on how to motivate their employees, team-members, or students.

  1. Communication

As in any human relationship, communication is the basis of any exchange. It can also be an essential element for a staff’s motivation strategy to be effective. For this, it must, of course, be open, positive, and should work in both directions. Be sure to listen to any comments or remarks that you wish to bring to your attention and especially to explain clearly what you expect from your teams by giving them maximum transparency. This clarity is essential for each member of the team to feel considered in the overall strategy of the company.

  1. Building Trust

A good manager is a manager who knows how to delegate, because it is difficult for one person to carry out all the actions directly. But to be able to delegate, you have to learn to trust. Seeing that their leader gives them a mission by giving them all their trust, it will redouble their motivation. Be careful not to fall into the opposite effect, that of assigning unrealizable tasks which will dishearten your employees.

  1. Recognition

All work merits salary. But the salary, an employee perceives it every month as payment for the work done. So when one or more employees have shown greater involvement or if goals have been achieved or exceeded, recognition is required. In these challenging times, companies are struggling to offer bonuses or other financial benefits. So if you are in this situation, remember that other solutions exist to motivate your employees. Talk to them regularly, or hold motivational speaker sessions in order to boost their morale. This will help you get closer to them and will grow your bond with them as well. Naturally, you will notice a major improvement in the way they perform. As long as you are there to listen to them, you will notice a drastic improvement in their attitude and performance.

The 10 characteristics that define a true leader

There are many characteristics that define a true leader. If you wish to become a leader and successful entrepreneur here are ten characteristics that you should know about.

Strategic vision

Having a strategic vision is the basis for growth of any company and every good leader understand this. That’s why they plan long-term goals, aligning the objectives between the different departments and making sure that the entire team is moving in the same direction forward.

Honesty

A good leader is always honest by nature, not only with him or herself, but also with the company, the team, and with the clients. Honesty is an innate and unquestionable value for every natural leader.

Empathy

An authentic leader puts himself in the shoes of others, tries to understand each person, supports them, and appreciates their feelings. They do all this with the aim of making the company a diverse and healthy place to work at.

Trust

Leaders create warm relationships with their team, making close-knit and highly productive teams. Everyone feels integrated and employees know they will be supported if something goes wrong or if they make a mistake.

Communication

A natural leader communicates constantly with the rest of the team, and also knows that free-flowing communication is vital. In other words, a true leader knows that the best ideas come from the bottom up, so he keeps that stream open. He brings a culture that welcomes ideas from all levels of an organization that can be receptive to new proposals.

Commitment

A leader must ensure that each and every one is strongly committed to the organization’s goals, and that all their actions are directed towards the prosperity of the company.

Innovation

A good leader constantly seeks new and improved ways of doing things that could improve productivity throughout the company. He or she is always on the lookout for new possibilities.

Inspiration

A good leader motivates others, inspires and helps them improve personally and professionally. The others see it as a reference and begin to follow it voluntarily.

Persuasion

A true leader does not impose his ideas and beliefs, he simply presents them with such enthusiasm and conviction that others want to follow them voluntarily.

Values

A great leader has firm values ​​and principles, and an unwavering ethic. Not only do they have their values ​​defined, but they also ensure that their workforce’s values are similarly aligned as well.

These were a few characteristics that you need to adapt to become a true leader. Try them out one by by and track your progress. Share in the comments how they work for you, as well as what other advice you may have for others.

Richard E Shaw

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