Motivating self and others leadership
100 Ways to Motivate Others: How Great Leaders Can Produce Insane Results Without Driving People Crazy by Steve ChandlerI thought that this was a nice easy to read book and the main points are:
1. Be positive
2. Do the important things you hate first, it will make the rest of the day go much better
3. Focus on your employees strengths so that they become great at them. Dont focus on weaknesses that they will just get passing on. For example: a saleswoman is good at face to face, but cant sale on the phone.
4. It is human nature to resist change and it goes through a cycle. Understand where they are in the cycle: objection, Reduced Consciousness, Exploration, Buy-in.
5. Manage agreements with people. Get their buy in.
6. Dont get stuck in firefighting.
7. Dont look at computer or phone when talking to someone. Be a good listener.
Most important Words:
5. I am prod of you!
4. What is your opinion?
3. If you please.
2. Thank you.
Knowing how to motivate each person on a team can be so frustrating and challenging. We are wired for it in our creation design. Therefore, managers must acquire the knowledge of what truly inspires loyal human beings to enthusiastically perform at a high level. Leaders thrive when they strengthen relationships with their people by spending more one-on-one time with them to hear their suggestions, ideas, problems and issues as well as talking about performance issues and their work. Do you know what gets your team members out of bed in the morning? What they're passionate about -- their goals, aspirations, and interests?
It's not easy to get people moving forward. A working team usually has people with different levels of self-motivation. Yet, somehow, a leader has to get everyone moving at a similar pace in roughly the same direction. Then the leader has to keep the team motivated through good and bad, thick and thin. Great leaders don't leave motivation to chance. They know that the slightest mishap, whether internal or external, can bring momentum to a grinding halt. Great leaders are purposeful in making sure their actions always push the team ahead with positivity and productivity.
2. Find out what motivates them.
"How to Motivate Yourself and Other People"
Self-motivation for the leaders is of paramount of importance because as leaders they should be self-motivated first before motivating their team members. Self-motivated leaders contribute to the realization of the organizational vision by providing strategic direction and motivation to the teams. Effect of Self Motivation on Personal and Team Productivity: Lack of self-motivation, not only hampers the personal productivity but it equally affects the productivity of all the team members. A zealous and passionate leader will create an environment of excitement and motivate the team members for delivering their best. Level of Confidence: Leaders derive pleasure in the completion of complex and challenging long-term pending projects with success, which will eventually act as a natural confidence booster for the leader. Self-Motivation helps in Reducing Stress: In the absence of self-motivation, leaders may experience an accentuated level of stress which may lead to adverse thinking, self-criticism and criticism of others for not being able to deliver the required deliverables. Living without any regrets: Enhanced self-motivation helps in continuous improvement of a leader and controlling self-regrets.
A fundamental requirement of leaders is the ability to motivate. A leader must lead by example by first motivating himself. The five core skill sets of emotional intelligence empower frontline leaders to become more effective and efficient in achieving personal and team objectives. In the February issue of iP, you learned about self-awareness and the importance of becoming more cognizant of your thoughts and emotions. In the April issue of iP, you learned how critical self-regulation is when combating distracting and disruptive thoughts and emotions.
We face a future of increasing complexity, exploding information flows and greater uncertainty. In today's volatile business environment, yesterday is ancient history. Like a game of chess, smart management requires intelligent strategies without unnecessary moves, moves that will cost you in the long run. This course will provide your team with the right strategies and skills to identify opportunities and respond effectively. It will capture your imagination and give you the performance language and tools needed to bring others with you on the high performance journey. Learning Outcomes:.