“A great Leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He did not start our as a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” –Douglas MacArthur, US General, WWII
Leadership Topics: Passion, Core Values, Priorities, Focus, Delegate, Role-Model, Motivate, Team-work, Celebrate, Lean, Intuition, Finish, Perseverance.
Leadership is a Marathon. Keeping our team motivated is essential to reach your goals. Finding a way to motivate yourself and convey that mood to your team is key to reaching them. Take a note of these tips to strengthen your self-motivation, inspire others & improve your Leadership skills:
#1. Practice your Passion
True motivation is inside oneself. Find what it is that inspires, fires you & visualize your Goals & Vision. If you are not motivated, you won’t be able to motivate your team.
#2. Establish Core Values & stick to them
(ie, Openness, honesty, integrity, courage, respect, diversity, & balance) to have guiding principles of how to run company & make decisions
#3. Be Transparent
Share information, so they know what’s happening in all aspects of the company. Your team must know the circumstances – which have an effect on the project they are part of.
#4. Set Priorities
Determine what is and isn’t important. Ignore trivial issues and let them go unless they are linked to something bigger. Do up a List of Priorities and work it.
#5. Urge “focus” on the Mission & Vision.
Keep the Mission & Vision at the front of everything you & your Team does. Ignore or remove distractions and outside influences.
Get to know your Team, so you can trust them when you delegate tasks. Get feedback to monitor their action to verify they are achieving the tasks that you want done. Give them the freedom to do it in different ways then you would, but monitor & evaluate their actions for cost effective, efficiency & quality. Do this and you will encourage creativity.
#7. Be a good Role-Model . . .
using integrity & character as the foundation of your Leadership. When you “lead-b-example” you gain respect and motivate your Team.
#8. Use Motivators –
for those who work enthusiastically and motivate the rest of the team. Give them responsibility for small sub-teams to do certain. This will develop their own leadership skill and serves as Training for future leaders.
#9. Practice Teamwork
Assign partners and/or ask them to help each other – according to skills. Monitor their effectiveness, and modify if needed.
#10. Recognize & Reward your Team . . .
when the Team achieves significant milestones or goal. Do it before the whole Team, so they all can share in the accomplishment. It’s also a motivator.
#11. Develop the full Potential of yur Team
Do Training on-site and pay for off-site to improve the Team’s skills (ie, Time & Risk management, Customer Focus, Lean Operatins)
#12. Encourage Team to improve
Encourage ideas on how to improve operation. Have a Suggestion Box and meet regularly to discuss new ideas.
#13. Celebrate small Achievements
No matter how small the triumph you and/or your team has achieved; it will be a great source of motivation to everyone.
#14. Have Empathy
Care about people. Make them know you count on them and you want the best for your team. Recognize them to other Team members, reward them.
#15. Recruit “optimistic” (+) People . .
They fit right into your (+) Team and their buoyant attitude will keep your ship sailing toward your goals. They will also provide motivation and encouragement to the team.
#16. Listen to “negative” People. . .
if they have valid Ideas, but if they’re only (-) most of the time, don’t include them in Team discussions. They just bring down the group. If they continue, you may have to fire them.
#17. Report Problems asap . . .
so that you can resolve them asap. Working together as a Team, the situation will be faced more efficiently + finding solutions & alternatives will be easier.
#18. Lean Operations . . .
to have them most effective operations that are the least costly.
#19. Get behavior Feedback
Ask people what it is that motivates them and the things that discourage them. Work on taking the discouraging aspects out of the equation and focus on that which encourages them.
#20. Use your Intuition to . . .
exercise your sixth sense. As a leader, follow your perceptions to help you make your final Decision after you have analyzed the facts.
#21. Take a Chance, but . . .
don’t be afraid to fail. Mistakes make you learn. Edison make 1000 before he got the Light Bulb right. Don’t give up. Keep on trying.
#22. Finish what you start
Multi-tasking is usually inefficient. Do one thing at a time, and do it through to the end. Then you’ll feel good about it. Perhaps give yourself a little reward – to reinforce.
#23. Continue to Learn to . . .
grow your Competencies & develop your Skills by taking Classes, reading Books and other means to be constantly improving.
#24 Risk management
Identify Risks to your operations, then reduce, eliminate or live with it – if that’s the best option.
#25. Don’t give up!
The key to success is perseverance. Every leader knows that giving up is the last option. Be smart enough to know when to quit – due to cost relevance or other factors.
Comments: Do you know any other Leadership Principles that would be useful?
from multi-Sources & enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4.biz
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