Motivating Your Team (Part 1)

motivationWhen you’re in a management position, it is your responsibility to make sure that your team is motivated and that morale is high. This might seem like a daunting task, but it’s really quite simple…if you take it seriously. And you should! You have an incredible impact on your employees, and an obligation to make them feel valued. It’s as important to them as their compensation and opportunities for advancement. So if you’re not already dedicating the necessary time to motivating your team, I would suggest you get on it, before they’re looking to be traded.

GreatAttitudesHow you show up to work sets the tone for the workplace. The team will look at you and determine what the climate is today and in the future. Although it’s not always easy to do, I try to leave the stress of life outside the front door. We all have our ups and downs in life, but as a leader, you don’t want to carry your troubles on your sleeve. If you telegraph a defeated, stressed, unhappy attitude, I can assure you, the team will pick up on it and it will kill morale. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…and again…”Lead By Example.” Change your mood or state before you walk in. Smile, show confidence and enthusiasm. Take time to say hello and get people energized. This isn’t difficult to do, but it requires some effort. It’s totally up to you.

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2 Responses to “Motivating Your Team (Part 1)”

  1. zella knight Says:

    Robert, thank you this is awesome…. I am trying to develop a model for parent leaders in education…. any advice you can provide me would be appreciated.

  2. Good advice for anyone all round be positive and share that!

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