A big mistake many leaders make is assuming their team doesn’t need to be motivated. That their team can come in ready to work because they’re being paid.
That’s a fair assumption… If our teams were robots. Robots don’t need to be motivated. All they need is a simple input into their system and away they go. They’ll labor away for hours.
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But humans are a different story. Humans, our team members, can’t mindlessly drone on through their jobs. Many times, they will need to be motivated.
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Do you remember the last time you came into the office and you felt your fuel tank was empty? You probably have this feeling more often than you’d like to admit. But there are plenty of days when you lack the motivation to get work done. Read more...
Great leaders do something special. They know how to motivate their team and get them excited about what’s ahead.
Bad leaders, you can guess, do the opposite. Bad leaders know how to demotivate their team.
They’ll sap the energy from any project. They’ll make their team doubt their abilities. They’ll leave people frustrated.
Demotivation doesn’t serve your team well. Rather, demotivation brings your team down. Demotivation makes your team angry and frustrated. Demotivation will send your team looking for new opportunities.
But so many leaders do this. They fall into a pattern of negative leadership that harms their teams.
So, lets take a look at 6 ways to demotivate your team and learn from this negative leadership habit.
1. Talk negatively about your team: Want to demotivate your team faster than anything else? Talk about your team in negative terms. Let other people within your organization know that you’re disappointed with them. Read more...