Leaders say it all the time, he’s just not motivated. Not true. People aren’t, not motivated, we are just motivated by different things.
Leadership keynote speaker Craig Groeschel says leadership is the art of leading someone to do something you want them to do because they want to do it.
Getting people to do what we want is called the art of influence.
3 tips to influence others:
- Remember fear is extremely motivating, however, once fear is removed, so is the motivation. When people don’t perform and leaders let it slide, the behavior will motivate in the wrong direction. Thus, we can motivate people to be lazy, inconsistent and underperform. Consistently allowing bad performance will deeply demoralize a team. Instead, discipline bad behavior and show how underperformance affects others. Also, show people how they are viewed by others.
- Avoid recognizing mediocrity. Praise gets out of hand when it’s showered all over the place for routine work. Get out of the routine of trading perks and promises for work, this is the job. Dangling a carrot in front of someone says you need to be manipulated into doing your job. You can inadvertently cheapen internal satisfaction
- Model motivation. Your team follows your model. If you’re not motivated, your team won’t be either.
The leadership motivational speaker suggests contemplating the following questions:
- What is the most demotivating thing you do in your leadership?
- What is one problem you tolerate that needs to be addressed?
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