I recently received a text from a friend it read, “Disastrous management by my boss today. Killed all my motivation for the day.”
So often people are given the title but not the tools and without the proper tools a situation like this often emerges. In addition managers, supervisors, team leads are so busy managing their own workload the title of leader is just an additional task. This leads to diminished motivation that can result in low productivity.
Motivating others can take very little time and is thoroughly worth the effort. What makes you a leader is that you are responsible for other people and for what other people produce. The largest motivator for people is to feel valued. To be a rock star for both your team and your company do these three simple steps:
- Take the time to get to know your team
- Understand what makes them feel valued
- Each time you interact with your team members apply what you’ve learned
Seems like a lot of work? If you’ve been with your company and have recently been given a leadership title often you know those who are on your team. If you’re new, you will want to take the time to get to know those you work with.
Investing the time up front can save you a lot of time later on when you need to get something done. For most having a leader who values them is a larger motivator than money. You want your team behind you when you need to get the job done.
Join me in my Leadership Lab to learn more.