06 Apr 3 Ways To Inspire Your Employees
As a business owner or leader, motivating your team and employees is crucial to your success.
To succeed as a leader, it is vital to constantly improve your skills in areas such as inspiration and influence.
In this blog post, I share three ways, based on my experience, of inspiring your employees and team as a business owner or leader.
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Let’s get into the three ways.
It is a powerful strategy, and I have seen it transform underperforming teams and businesses.
It is easy to be transparent about your vision and goals. Yes, it is your job as a leader to constantly communicate the company’s vision, mission, and objectives. I bet you are nodding in agreement.
Transparency in how the company’s finances are handled is a more sensitive issue, especially in small to mid-size businesses.
In the past, I was a ‘need-to-know’ person around numbers; I later learned that it denied my team members the opportunity to contribute effectively to the business.
They understood their jobs, and it was up to the business leader to ensure everything else was running smoothly. Consequently, you as the leader do not get empathy from your employees when the business is struggling because they do not understand what’s going on.
With my new approach, I saw a new level of energy in the company, and I no longer had to carry the burden alone.
Make Them Accountable
Allow your employees and team to take responsibility for their work.
The first step is to be clear about what you expect from them. With my clients, this is a big challenge when we first start working together.
There was an expectation that employees should know what to do or behave in a certain way, even though there was no training or expectation.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your employees and team members know what is expected.
Keeping them accountable for the execution of their tasks is the other side of the sword. You need to ensure that the consequences, rewards, or both, are carried out according to the plan.
Generally, employees are motivated to work in environments with clear direction and accountability.
Be A Coach
Coaching is a skill every leader should employ in their organization.
As a coach, it is your job to support your team to gain the insights they need to fulfil their roles as effectively as possible. At the same time, you need to meet the minimum performance requirements.
By doing so, you play a crucial role in helping your team reach the objectives of the unit or business. You must remember that you help your team gain insights that help them improve personally and professionally as a coach.
Nevertheless, hold them accountable even if you are helping them improve.
In conclusion, three ways to inspire your employees and teams are
- Be transparent,
- Hold them accountable, and
- Coach them.
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