How Well Do You Inspire Others?
Inspiring and motivating your team is essential to the well being of its members and the accomplishment of goals. While motivating others isn’t always easy, there are ways you can help to unleash the power and potential of your team. Here are a few powerful leadership skills you can easily incorporate to inspire and bring out the best in others:
- Ask questions rather than give direct orders.
- Give specific and sincere praise for accomplishments, so as to let people know that you have noticed.
- Celebrate successes.
- Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
- Respect the professionalism and expertise of those you supervise. Ask for their input in planning, and give them autonomy and authority to complete projects.
Motivating others isn’t always easy. Since motivation doesn’t really come from you (it comes from within each team member), it may be easier and more fun to inspire others instead. It’s not about who or what you have to control, it’s about how you can help others unleash their own potential and soar.