Jon Gordon recently wrote a terrific blog post about 5 ways to really motivate. I found myself nodding my head and agreeing to each point he made. They all rang true.
And then I got to thinking. There’s a sixth way to really motivate your team.
My thought focuses on and expands Jon’s point number 3 – Share The Vision.
When your company has a vision it is important that you share the vision and share it often. You need to make sure your team knows the direction of the company and where it will end up. Otherwise they’ll lose hope and start to wander.
But, as a leader, sharing the vision is only the first step in the right direction. You need to LIVE the vision.
If you’re not living out the vision, your team will notice. They’ll become disillusioned and discouraged.