3 Ways To Inspire Your Team – A Manager’s Guide To Getting More From The Team
It’s no surprise that businesses spend hundreds of millions of euros and dollars on engagement surveys. In my workshops and in my writing, I will often inquire, “What is Engagement?” Managers are always looking to discover ways to engage their employees.
In our company, we break the engagement down into two fundamental aspects of human interaction. Firstly, Eye Contact. Secondly, Listening. When your employees are staring at you and listening to each other (to each other and hearing each other), the engagement is in the middle to the higher side. Two of these elements are essential to respect.
Let’s say you are proficient in looking at people and listening to them as essential abilities as a manager. You’ve got these skills already in place. Let’s take a look at how to move from engagement to inspiration’.
This article provides an overview of 3 methods to inspire your team. The reason we use the word”inspire” rather than to motivate. We believe that it’s impossible to motivate an individual. It is possible to motivate others by bringing people to connect with the things within them. Here are some suggestions.
#1. Be Self Inspired
Before you, as a manager, can be an inspiration to others the way you want to, you must be motivated. (Get to think about what makes you feel good!) Although this might be ordinary sense, have you ever been feeling low in energy, then you were ‘pushed’ or ‘forced’ yourself to speak to an employee? The foundation of managerial and executive leadership is in awe before you attempt to inspire others. If you’re not motivated and motivated, they won’t be too; that’s it. If the effort is forced, it could appear fake.
#2. Be Super Clear
Have you ever had to spend hours explaining an idea to a coworker, and they stare in a blank stare? How about revising it by rewriting it, but they continue to stare at you with a blank stare? The trick is to make use of fewer words and make them crystal precise. How can you make sure you’re super clear? Talk in a way that a seven-year-old will understand what you are saying. If a 7-year-old is able to comprehend your message, then you eliminate the chance for confusion, and the message is clear. The simplicity of your message is highly effective in communicating in a transparent manner.
#3. Reinforce Vision
Although you, as the manager, might be aware of the reason you’re asking someone to perform what they’re asked to accomplish, are they aware of how this is connected to the larger perspective? What is the frequency of reinforcing the mission to your team? Do you share links about how their actions impact the overall performance of the team? This repeated reinforcement assists them in recognizing and valuing their contribution. This boosts pride, energy, and enthusiasm.
#1 Be Inspired, #2 Be Super Clear, and #3 Reinforce Vision. Try these strategies. If they’re helping us, please let us know.
Tanya Lacy has been a consultant to CEOs for over 20 years. Today she’s an International Business Writer & Seminar Leader. Her company’s Live Learning Events are held in Asia Pacific & Europe.