An uninspired team is a sad team. When your people are no longer excited or encouraged to come to work, their work ethic will suffer.
Zig Ziglar used to say, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.” The same goes for inspiration.
Inspiration doesn’t last forever. Your team has to be continually inspired to stay inspired. To do this, you must be willing to help your team be and stay inspired.
6 Ways To Inspire Your Team To Achieve More
How do you inspire your team to achieve more? You take action on the following six items.
1. Foster A Learning Culture:
A learning culture creates team members who are excited and encouraged to come to work. They know they’re going to learn something new, grow, and become more valuable. Read more...
My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon
. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.
The much-anticipated sequel to the 2019 film Shazam! opened recently. Shazam! Fury Of The Gods brings just as much fun to the theaters as the original film. The film continues Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) journey as the boy who says SHAZAM! and is turned into a superhero (Zachary Levi).
Critics have panned the movie. I think they don’t understand the point of film at times. Sure, Reel Leadership looks at the leadership aspect of movies, but movies can also entertain. They take us to a place we couldn’t go to before. Shazam! Fury Of The Gods brings us a lot of fun, laughs, and smiles throughout.
Go into the movie expecting to have fun, and you will. You can also go to the movie expecting to come out a better leader. Read more...
Halford E. Luccock once said that no one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.
How profound. How beautiful are these two sentences.
And how applicable to our lives.
Life wasn’t mean to be done alone. We were meant to have friends and family and acquaintances surround us.
Much like Halford Luccock’s quote about the orchestra, we can say the same applies to our lives.
Your Life Deserves A Team
When I think back to elementary, middle, and high school, I remember the teams I had. They weren’t people on a sports team.
Rather, my teams were support teams. And I needed them.
In elementary and middle school, some of those people were Nick, Brian, Phillip, and Greg. They were my bros.
We rode bikes together. We hung out after school. We played Nintendo (the original 8-bit system) until the wee-hours of the night. Read more...
When you’re in a position of leadership, you know there are actions happening behind the scenes. The rest of your team is oblivious to these happenings.
Unfortunately, when they’re happening in secret, your team doesn’t understand the reasons you’re making the choices you’re making.
This may lead to you being viewed as a bad leader. What you need to do is to help your team to understand what’s happening.
In a recent post about bad leadership, I mentioned a couple of things you may be doing that causes your team to think you’re leading poorly. This post is a great example of why you need to help your team understand the inner workings of the business.
You don’t have to go into the deep details but you should at least explain a few key points of the business to your team. This can prevent a lot of grief and agony. Read more...
Leadership is not a solitary endeavor. Instead, it’s about creating an organization that builds upon the strengths of the team.
And at every level of your organization there are those team members who can be of greater value than you realize. You just have to be willing to pass them a bit of the power.
Then you might see amazing results flow from the team.
There’s a power that flows within teams that realize leadership must not only come from the top down but from the bottom up. It’s getting your team to grasp the importance of what is placed before them and taking ownership of getting the job done.
But most will be unwilling to do this without your blessing. They may be fearful there will be repercussions for taking a chance that you might not have approved. Read more...