6 WAYS EFFECTIVE LEADERS SHOULD MOTIVATE THEIR FOLLOWERS


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THEY ARE TRUSTWORTHY AND ETHICAL

Nothing demotivates humans more than a leader who seems to be out for himself at the expense of others and does not give credit to followers who deserve it or unjustly favors certain followers. A leader must be trustworthy and ethical and that basically means that he or she is honest and sincere or doesn’t lie and deceive in interactions with followers because telling the truth is the bond which makes efficient interaction possible and makes successful teamwork a reality.

Understandable concise communication which makes it obvious what a follower is expected to do and demanding accountability for a task with giving needed help and encouragement during the task is vital to maintaining trust.  When organization goals and tasks are not properly communicated and followers are left to drift on their own then this destroys a trusting relationship.

THEY HAVE AN OPTIMISTIC CAN DO PHILOSOPHY AND BEHAVIOR TO MATCH IT WITH PROPER ACTIONS

A good leader is confident in his or her ability and creates confidence in others with a dynamic optimistic attitude backed up with relevant actions. He or she isn’t afraid of change, will take reasonable risks, has a sense of urgency, and continues to inspire followers on a regular basis.

THEY HAVE LEARNED HOW TO DELEGATE AUTHORITY

Good leaders have trained one or more of their followers to take over the responsibility of leading others so that they can take a vacation and not be overly concerned about work not continuing in an efficient manner. Good leaders have one or more trustworthy followers who can take over their job if they are promoted in the organization or if they decide to take some time off from work.

THEY KNOW HOW TO SELFMOTIVATE HUMANS

They know that talented selfmotivated workers are the foundation of a successful organization and invest their time and energy in improving the motivation and performance of their employees.

THEY UNDERSTAND THAT THEY DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING AND CONTROL THEIR EGO

The successful leader does not portray themselves as a know it all commander in chief or leader of yes humans. They listen much to their employees and encourage input before they make a leadership decision which is appropriate to the circumstance.

THEY UNDERSTAND THAT LEADERSHIP REQUIRES IMPROVING RELATIONSHIP SKILLS

They realize that being lead is much different from leading which must give more attention to human relationships. Not only are the leaders needs and aspirations important but the needs and aspirations of employees must also be dealt with. You need to treat introverts slightly different than extroverts and you should also be aware of the good and bad relationships between employees and resolve them if possible.

If there is an employee who is just not communicating effectively with others and is becoming a demotivational force in the organization then the wisest thing to do may be to fire them and replace them with a more socially competent one. Teamwork means that all employees should be pulling in the same direction and benefiting the organization and not being the weak link in the chain of cooperation.

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