All of us know the difference in dealing with a motivated team and a non motivated one: much effort and much struggling in the second case.
And without any doubt, being able to motivate your team represents for sure a key resource for you as a manager and a killer skill to be a leader.
Essentially the topic goes through the issue that to achieve something you have to be either lucky or motivated. Better to have a little bit of both.
And motivation is not a one hundred meters run but rather a marathon with ups, downs and lot of pain in the middle.
So how to deal with this important but definitely difficult task?
- Starting with the right foot: “The path to competitive advantage is paved with autonomy, relatedness, and competence. Focus on honoring employees’ legitimate needs for a sense of freedom in their work, their natural desire for warm relationships that are free of manipulation, and the natural striving for ongoing competence and growth.”
- Options are good: “Offer as many options as possible when making requests for action, and make them true options. [...]“
- Praise is fundamental when learning: “Highlight the extraordinary learning that everyone is doing, particularly when times are tough. “
- Aim long and short: “Balance focus on final results with focus on team, community, and collective effort.[...]“
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