Leadership Skills And Its Advantages.
Our Leadership Skills Training course will help you develop the skills you need to influence and motivate your staff to achieve your business goals. We also provide a Staff Motivation training course specifically on this subject.
Here are our seven rules of motivation to help you get the best from your team.
How should you motivate others?
With a cheerleader's rallying cry?
Via fear, carrot-dangling, or forced cut-throat competition?
The surprise answer is, none of the above. People must motivate themselves.
You, however, can create an environment where self-motivation is not only possible but probable. Your mission is to inspire others to do their best for their own reasons: personal satisfaction, monetary rewards, advanced responsibility-whatever drives them.
The key to creating this environment is simple business-management sense. Here are the seven rules of thumb to follow when you set out to inspire the people you work with:
Insure that your team members know what is expected of them-in general and on the specifics of a project. Be clear when you give instructions or outline the results you expect.
Note that people need meaningful work. Nothing can kill a good employee's spirit faster than overload of "grunt" duties. Variety and responsibility keep workers motivated and teams high in morale.
Stay quiet...listen to the opinions of others. Give them due respect and listen to every word. Don't think silently about why they're wrong or what you're going to say next.
Praise people for their efforts even if they fall short of your expectations. Explain what should be done better next time.
Include everyone that is appropriate in the decision process. Ask others for their advice and opinions. Give credit where its due.
Respect your co-workers. Consider everyone's job-and everyone's feelings-as important as your own.
Encourage others to do their best and to reach for their personal goals.
Remember, people do things for their own reasons, not yours. Get to know them. Your best bet is to set the pace with a good attitude toward your career and the people that work with you. The payoff is an inspired team that works harder for their own reasons to attain their goals-and, ultimately, yours.