Do you want your team to be motivated and work to their full potential? If you want them to turn up to the task and take action, this blog will surely help.
Here I share exactly how you can motivate your team without burning yourself out as a leader.
Motivate your Team Member Into Action
Something to make a note of when trying to motivate a team member into action is not to coach the uncoachable. And this is something I practice on a daily basis.
I don’t coach the uncoachable, and that is freedom. If someone asks my advice, I will give it to them without putting an affirmation that they must follow it. If they follow it. Awesome.If not it is what it is.
So my suggestion to you would be instead of trying to motivate that team member that you’re trying to into action, go get new team members because you going and doing that work is actually more motivating than your brave-heart speech you would be trying to give the uncoachable teammate.
The leaders that come and say, “How do I get my people doing more?” I tell them, “How do we get you not requiring them to do more?” It sounds funny.
It sounds funny, but the best thing you could do for your team is to build a new one and let them see that. Let them see you doing the work that you wish that they were doing. Stop wishing and stop trying to plan the game.
Learn to lead by example and show them exactly what you’re looking to do. They will get the message once they see it.
The vision of who I want to become is more powerful than my ability to be distracted, and that’s something I follow daily. I can’t be distracted. Go ahead. Try it. Have a dog bite me. Has a car hit me? It’s not going to happen. I’m not going to get distracted. I’m going to march down that damn path until we reach the mountain of the impact that I’m wanting to reach or until there’s no more blood flowing through the veins. That’s it. That’s how we do this.
Keep on your path. Stop being so easily distracted by team members. You as the leader can tell someone how to create success, but you can’t tell them how to want to create success. They have to get there on their own.
So work on becoming an inspiration, rather than trying to motivate a team member.