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How To Be a Better Motivational Leader

What Do You Need To Be a Better Motivational Leader?


You don’t have to speak to thousands of people to be a better motivational leader. Great leaders are everywhere; from our friends, teachers, managers or supervisors, motivational leaders inspire us to be the best version of ourselves. Everyone, regardless of their background has what it takes to inspire, influence, and empower those around them.

 

An individual does not have to go through extreme experiences such as war, tragedy, or poverty to be an inspirational motivational leader. There is no universal model for what makes a better motivational leader, but there are specific characteristics, attributes and qualities that matter if you want to be a better motivational leader. Motivational leaders come in all shapes, sizes, and varieties. To be a better motivational leader means upholding a certain standard for yourself and for those around you. Read on to learn about what attributes and characteristics make up better motivational leaders.

 

Related Reading: Leaders – Are They Born or Made?

 

Motivational Leaders Teach Others

 

motivational-leaders-teachYou may not have a lot of background in your career field or have gone through trying times, but understand that each one of us knows something the other person doesn’t. To be a better motivational leader to others, you must learn your own personal perspective on the way you see the world. Understanding yourself means learning your strengths and your weaknesses. Learn how to distinguish your strengths so that you can teach others to find and capitalize on their own unique qualities.

 

 

Motivational Leaders Give Their Time to Help Others

 

motivational-leaders-give-timeWhether you devote more time to showing employees how to behave, what to do or prefer to volunteer your time and money, you can always help others. If you regularly do community service work for the good of the city, you might consider talking to others to communicate the benefits of giving time to helping those in need.

 

Motivational Leaders Are Passionate About What They Do

 

motivational-leaders-passionComplaining about the difficulties of projects, frustrations over management, or agitating clients is not going to inspire others to perform at their best and will most likely detract them from you. It certainly won’t inspire others to be more passionate about they do. People want to see their leaders take on challenges and obstacles with confidence and poise. To be a better motivational leader means showing others that you are passionate about whatever it is you do. Whatever you are, be a good one.

 

Related Reading: 5 Motivation Mistakes Managers Make

 

Motivational Leaders are Conscientious

 

conscientious-motivational-leadersIt’s increasingly easy to let non-essential or not as essential things take priority in your life, especially when you’re climbing the ladder of success at work. However, managers often neglect team-member meetings to meet with CEOs and other important big-wigs. The problem is that the team member you’re neglecting may need your help to improve their work ethic or skills. Letting them slide could mean that you let the entire company down. Make time for employees that you manage because it shows that you value them. Don’t neglect other duties; fit them into the equation. Keep scheduled appointments and commitments to your team and make their success your priority.

 

Motivational Leaders Don’t Ignore Problems

 

motivational-leaders-solve-problemsThe best motivational leaders hold themselves to a higher standard and expect no less from others. There will always be managers and supervisors who will often let unmotivated employees or low-quality work slide. This is extremely detrimental to the performance and culture of the team. To be a better motivational leader, you must find the confidence to address issues with your team and make an effort to explain solutions or work with people to find a solution to the problems they face.

 

 

Becoming a better motivational leader can seem like a daunting task, but for some it may be as simple as committing to becoming the best version of yourself. Leaders inspire us because there are committed to the success of the team and others. They work tirelessly to guide, coach, inspire, and empower others to meet goals and objectives.

 

 

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Is Your Motivational Glass Half Empty or Half Full? How Your Mindset Affects Your Reality

Adopting a Positive Mindset

You’ve probably heard of this common expression before. While the half-empty, half-full comparison is usually focused on your mindset, the way your mind thinks about it can be highly motivational, as well. A big part of what we get done in our lives has a lot to do with how we frame our attitudes.

For example, if you tend to be a pessimist, you probably think of all the negative things that can happen instead of what could go right. You may procrastinate on your tasks because you think it won’t amount to much. This kind of thinking is detrimental to productivity because it can prevent you from starting new projects before they even get off the ground.

On the flip side, if you always think of the glass as being half-full, you’re an optimist. Optimists start off on the right foot because the simple act of believing in yourself to make positive changes is a great positive mindset to adopt, even if you aren’t quite sure where to start. Changing your mindset can have a profound impact on whether your motivational glass is half empty or half full. Keep the following 4 concepts in mind when thinking about your mindset and how it can affect your reality:

 

Power and Confidence

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Most people lack the confidence to try new things, and all the motivation in the world (such as from peers or family members) may not be enough to initially to take that jump. Whether you’re focused on a new career, starting a family, or being the top salesperson, you have to be confident in your own abilities to succeed. Believing in yourself goes a long way in all aspects of life. Building a sense of confidence in your capabilities, trying new things, and accomplishing tasks will help you feel powerful.

 

Related Article: 5 Steps for Setting Smart Goals

 

Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Believe that what you say has merit, what you think is right,fine-piece-of-china and what you want is possible. Of course, you’re not always going to be right and should also show humility when necessary, but don’t let self-doubt stop and the fear of failure stop you from standing up for what you believe is right.


Motivation as a Success Factor

self-esteem-thomas-carlyle-quoteHowever, once you do build up your sense of self-confidence and believe that you can achieve your goals, motivation is an essential success factor. It takes time to create a plan that will work for you. Having a clear plan will not only motivate you to get things done, but it can also help you to get the ball rolling smoothly on your goals.


Fake it Until You Make It

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While you shouldn’t take on responsibilities or roles you’re not qualified to do, but the right mindset can help you to take care of challenging tasks. Pushing through discomfort or as the old saying goes, “faking it, until you make it,” can help you get through the discord until you notice minute changes that will, over time, build into accomplishments.

 

 

 

Motivational Keynote Speaker Doug Dvorak has spoken to thousands of companies around the world. He has been fortunate to speak to a variety of industries during his 15-year speaking career. Click here to know more.

The 5 Fundamentals of Motivation

Motivation is a psychological factor that is undeniable in any feat or performance. The winners in life would never have been there if they hadn’t taken inspiration from something and been motivated enough to achieve. Life is hard in society and achievements are even harder to succeed with. If you cannot control your actions and direct them in the right channels, you’ll never get things done successfully. There are some experts who can help motivate you better. Here are the 5 fundamentals of motivation that will help you control your future and success better –

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# 1 – The Power of ‘You’

Remember that ‘You’ are the most important aspect of your success. Without your own power of self motivation, you cannot achieve anything. You are your biggest inspiration and your determination is your biggest asset. Whenever you feel alone and incapable, look into ‘You’ for assistance before looking towards friends, colleagues, or family – only then will success find you.

# 2 – Believe in your Goals

Goals are set by ourselves, for ourselves. Your company or employer may set your objectives, but the scope of ‘goals’ is much wider than merely ‘objectives’. These goals are markers you set out to achieve which will act as guiding lights in your path towards success. Follow them with diligence, and you will never stray from a path that will eventually give you success.

# 3 – Failure is Good

OK, don’t judge this one without hearing it out completely. Repeated failure is never positive, but failing itself is one of the 5 fundamentals of motivation. Without failing, you will never be able to gather enough experience to succeed. No achievement in human history was a one shot deal – everything had a slow start and a gradual or sudden success. In between, it was the trials, errors, and failures that led to victory.

# 4 – Commitment is Virtue Beyond All Else

If you don’t have the heart to completely immerse yourself into a task, don’t expect success. Motivation comes when you have worked towards a goal and find the zeal to stick to it within yourself. Commitment is a promise to yourself, so the only person you fail when you aren’t committed is yourself. Grit your teeth, dig in hard and give it everything you have – results may vary, but satisfaction is guaranteed.

# 5 – Success is Relative

This is perhaps the most important of the 5 fundamentals of motivation. Never get de-motivated if your results aren’t equal to or better than others’. Remember, all that matters is whether you are happy with your achievements. There is always a second try, but never lose faith.