“Where do I find people who want to work?”
“How do I get people to do what needs to be done?”
The real question here is, “How do I, as a leader, motivate people?”
In a recent Maxwell Leadership podcast, my mentor, John Maxwell identifies three characteristics of motivational leaders.
Every leader should use this as a checklist they refer to regularly.
- Am I self-motivated?
- Am I operating with the right motives?
- Have I created a motivational environment?
You’ll notice this first layer begins with the leader.
If the leader isn’t self-motivated, operating with the right motives, or creating a motivational environment, it would be difficult to impossible to have a motivated team.
If you can answer yes to these, then he offers a secondary list of five reasons people do not perform as they should, and those are golden.
If you or someone you lead lacks motivation, take some to listen to the podcast. Going through those five reasons may help identify the underlying issue that, once identified, can then be addressed.
Vince Lombardi said it well: “Coaches who can outline plays on a blackboard are a dime a dozen. The ones who succeed are those who can get inside their players and motivate them.”
As the CEO of Strength Leader Development, Deb Ingino is a highly sought-after international executive mentor, coach, trainer, and speaker. Deb is well versed in global business operations and helps business leaders and their teams to discover and leverage their strengths, so they can create highly collaborative teams that deliver great results. With a refreshingly direct style, and using the Maxwell Method, Deb helps leaders and teams to deliver profitable results. Connect with Deb to learn more about her mentorship and coaching programs to equip you with advanced strategies to elevate your results.