Eekkk! You got the call. You’ve been tasked with stepping up to a new role in your organization. They’re going to give you a new title. The title of a leader!
Let the celebration commence. You’ve taken a big step by moving into a leadership position. Congratulations.
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But you probably have some butterflies in your stomach. They’re fluttering around and making you nervous. This is normal! Every leader stepping into a first-time leadership role has the butterflies. I’d be worried if you didn’t.
As you step into your leadership role, you probably have some questions. One of those is: What is expected out of me as a leader? I can’t answer what your organization will expect from you. Their expectations will vary based on the organization you work for. Read more...
You’ve done everything right in trying to motivate your team yet something is still off. Your team still lacks motivation and you’re not sure why.
The lack of motivation for your team may actually be coming from you. Gasp, shock, horror… I know.
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Yet if the team you’re leading lacks motivation and the reason is you, there’s good news. You can make changes once you realize what you’re doing.
We’re going to take a look at 10 ways leaders demotivate their team. With this knowledge, you can begin to make changes that will revolutionize your organization.
10 Ways To Demotivate Your Team
1. Micromanage everything:
You’ve told your team you trust them. You’ve encouraged them to take charge. And then you grab the reigns and micromanage every aspect of their position. Read more...
The struggle in motivating your team is that there are so many different ways to motivate them. Every person on your team is unique. Each one has a unique way they are motivated.
The challenge for you is to discover how your team members are motivated. But once you discover what motivates others, you will be onto something.
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While everyone is unique in what motivates them, there are common themes you will find as you try to motivate others. Below, you will see 10 ways to motivate your team.
10 Ways To Motivate Your Team
1. Motivate with monetary rewards:
You will often hear money isn’t the main factor in people enjoying their work or being motivated. I will tell you this is true. However, you can’t discount the motivation a monetary reward will bring. Read more...
Leaderships is influence. We must be able to inspire others to action.
There are leaders out there who constantly wonder what they can do to garner this action.
What must they do to see their teams respond? What must be said to see action? What must be done for results?
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In my experience, there’s one thing that will inspire others to take action. To go the extra mile. To bleed for the company.
What is this one thing leaders can do? It’s setting the example.
What Does It Mean To Set The Example?
Guys, this is fairly easy to figure out. Realizing what setting the example is doesn’t take a lot of work.
Setting the example means showing your team what needs to be done. In all you do, show off the traits of a model employee. Read more...
When we hire a new employee, we want him to give his best to the work he’ll be doing. We want to see him excel and do a fantastic job.
Yet we often set these new hires up for failure.
Now, don’t think I’m crazy. At least not yet. Once you’re done reading this post, I think you’ll realize there’s less crazy going on than you thought.
Setting up the new employees for failure often happens unconsciously. We don’t even think about it. And that’s the problem!
We’re blinded to the faults we have and the poor leadership tactics we may be showing towards them.
I believe we need to open the eyes of our employees. Especially the new ones.
When we do, we begin to set them up for success rather than failure. Read more...