Do you ever feel frustrated because your employees don’t seem motivated or excited to do their jobs for you? These tips for motivating your employees might help you with those feelings of frustration!
When I first became a manager (in my defence I was only 18), I was TERRIBLE AT it. In fact, to this day I still apologize to people who worked for me then if I see them. Unfortunately, hundreds of people worked for me there so there’s a lot of apologizing. The reason I was so bad is because I thought bossing people around and forcing them to do their jobs was “being a manager”.
The first and most important tip for motivating your employees is being a good person. Second, is the ability, desire, and willingness to become a better person.
Over the last 20 years I have learned so much about leadership, and how people will really only follow you if you earn and deserve their following! So I have diligently spent time reading, going to seminars and workshops, and working with the world’s best leaders, in order to become the leader that I am today. I also ask my employees for feedback regularly, and I listen when they speak. I also do monthly anonymous feedback surveys.
I could go on and on about the things I do to ensure I am earning the honourable label of “leader” each week, but the point of this email is to help you.
So what are you doing to become a better leader?
Your intention to be better is all you need to start motivating and engaging your employees more. Tell them what you’re working on and I guarantee you’ll get better results starting today!
If you need an example, I shared months ago that I was working on staying calm and being clear with my employees. I check in with them to make sure they’re seeing that from me. It builds trust, loyalty and their respect for me as someone who wants to earn their loyalty and be trusted and followed as their leader.
You can also check out my other leadership tips here.
With gratitude and excitement,