Motivational Leadership 3.0
There are a lot of expectations placed on business leaders today. It can seem overwhelming to try to keep up with all of the tasks, demands, and routines of a corporate leadership job. With so many tasks and activities on your plate, it can be easy to forget the most important role that any leader has to for an organization, and this is the role of providing inspiration and motivation.
There is more to being a motivational leader is more than just checking off a list of boxes on the “good boss” checklist. It is a way of thinking and of approaching the people that are the face and the voice of the company and the brand. Being a great motivational leader means you instill in others a sense of pride and accomplishment rather than just tell them to do this or that. This type of leader builds a team that is trusting and positions them for success. Motivational leaders inspire employees to strive for the best rather than help employees just barely get by.
Create a Vision
As a leader, create a vision of what a motivated and inspired workplace would look like. Would it be people working in collaborative teams with each person contributing based on their personal strengths and talents? Or maybe your team of people should make suggestions and perform problem-solving tasks to do things better, more effectively and more efficiently?
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Once you create a vision, you can strategize and re-engineer the steps to get there. Do employees need training, motivational speakers, a voice at the table or do they need to be recognized for their skills and talents?
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A very important factor in motivational leadership is to understand the limited power of money to motivate people. This is why rewards and incentives purely in monetary form are typically earned by the same small number of people over and over. These are the people that are motivated by a bonus or an additional check, they are eternally motivated.
Other people may be motivated by recognition, by promotions, by opportunities or by flexibility in their job. Learning what motivates each employee and structuring programs that capture this personal motivation is always the most effective option.
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To be a great motivated leader you have to be passionate and inspired by what you do. Motivated leaders continue to learn, grow and to develop the skills that continue to inspire those they surround themselves with.
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Becoming a motivational leader starts with learning how to tap into your personal motivation and the motivation of others. To learn more about how to be a motivational leader visit www.DougDvorak.com.
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