Inspire your employees

As a leader, you may be faced with leading a workforce that’s unlike any you’ve led before. Because of these differences, you may be struggling to find ways to inspire your employees. Do rapid innovations in technology and an increasingly diverse population in the midst of an economic recovery sound familiar? You already know that a motivated team is a productive one, but how can you keep morale high? How can you inspire employees to deliver their very best?

The answer starts with you.

Genius ways to inspire your employees

Invite feedback

Giving feedback isn’t just about gathering information, it’s a strategic leadership practice that fosters a culture of continuous improvement, collaboration and mutual respect. It is your responsibility as a leader to motivate and provide constructive feedback to your team, but feedback should not be a one-way street. Ask questions and you will get answers. Be sure to listen often, too.

Share actionable examples

Listen and offer an actionable story when an employee surfaces a problem. Stories often inspire people to work through problems on their own which can lead to a greater sense of fulfillment on the job.

Be respectful

In a diverse society, this means respecting others’ sexual orientation, nationalities, religions. Do not allow old beliefs and biases to become more important than what is most important for the company.

Make the call

Don’t be an indecisive leader; you are strong enough to be accountable for every choice you make. Leadership isn’t about getting the answers right but trusting that you know how to pivot and lead when things don’t go your way.

Empower others

Experience is the best teacher. Empower others by handing over projects to them and asking for their leadership and accountability. Allow your employees to prove to themselves and the team that they have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to either complete the task at hand or grow from potential mistakes.

Keep learning

Educate yourself to improve and inspire your team. You don’t have to know every specialized piece of information, but you should be a lifelong student of your craft.

I want to learn more about you and your organization. Comment below and get in touch with me on LinkedIn or Twitter to share how you’ve inspired your team or been inspired by a top-performing leader.

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Art Jackson, Professional Speaker, Executive Coach

Art Jackson

Art Jackson is a professional speaker and executive coach. He is a recognized expert in the areas of leadership, performance improvement and interpersonal skills.

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