Be An Inspired Leader!
It’s one thing to be an ambitious person who launches the company of their dreams or takes charge of their career to chart a hockey-stick type growth curve. It’s another thing to be a truly inspiring leader who motivates his/her team to achieve and surpass its goals. As Tony Robbins famously said, “Any idiot can point out a problem … A leader is willing to do something about it!” When you are in the leadership position, you have no choice but to chart the way out of a problematic situation.
But not all ambitious people make inspired leaders because it takes a different powerhouse to generate motivation in others’ success. You can’t just order or plead with your team members to do things and expect them to understand how to do those well. As President Eisenhower said, “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want to be done because he wants to do it.“ There are a few necessary traits, mindsets, and strategies managers and leaders can use to inspire greatness among team members in their growing companies.
Here are five tips that will help you:
- Set a vision: Generate clarity around what you want to achieve so your team can achieve more.
- Execute work: Provide tools and create frameworks so your team can manage their time vs. deliverables.
- Curb your enthusiasm: Overly positive people tend to take things in their hand instead of letting team members come up to speed. Be aware and don’t do the work of your team members.
- Stay resilient: Keep your team members motivated when times are tough and goals slip.
- Match your values: When you are building your team, understand what you’re really looking for. It’s easier to motivate team members whose values closely match yours.
By Swatee Kulkarni