Great leaders go to astonishing lengths to be the best they can be—to perform at the highest possible level every day. It’s not enough to make your company a success, though. You can’t do it alone. You need an entire team that’s similarly committed to peak performance. And one of your jobs as the leader is to try to get the very best work out of them—as individuals, and as a team.
Here are four ways to show this kind of effective team leadership.
Focus on the Positive
I’m not suggesting you bury your head in the sand and ignore the real problems that pop up. What I’m suggesting is that a positive attitude, even in the face of hardship, is energizing and contagious.
Always be gracious with your employees. Express your gratitude to them. Celebrate wins—and when problems arise, focus on positive solutions, rather than wallowing in pessimism. Make positivity in the workplace a priority!
Share Your Passion
Allow your employees to see the things that matter to you—the things you really care about. Be candid about your goals—personal, professionally—as well as the things that inspire you.
And make it a two-way street! Ask direct reports about their own goals, and try to tap into their own passions and enthusiasms.
Provide Learning Opportunities
Make it clear that you want your people to grow and develop—and make sure to offer them chances to broaden their horizons and deepen their skillsets.
Have team meetings where you brainstorm together and learn from one another. Also consider bringing in outside speakers to motivate your team.
Believe in Your Team
A final suggestion: Show your team members that you trust them. Provide them with real responsibilities, and the resources they need to complete their work. Don’t breathe down their necks or micromanage.
In short: Make it clear to them that you have every confidence in them; it’s why you hired them in the first place!
Help Everyone Be Their Best
Hopefully this helps you know how to get the best out of your employees. Keep working to be the best version of you—but don’t forget: part of that means inspiring those around you to do likewise.
I’d love to play a role in inspiring your team—and as an internationally sought-after keynote speaker, I’ve got plenty of experience to draw on! Reach out to me to learn more about my motivational speaking work: You can contact me at www.rickgoodman.com or call 888-267-6098. Call today to learn more about employee motivation!