One of leadership’s most important tasks here in our part of Western Canada is to motivate employees to do their best every day. Since motivation is often found within an individual, it must be brought out and shared for the culture and overall organization to truly be successful.
When leadership connects with employees, they connect first with both value and trust. Positive leadership drives employee engagement, the primary factor for increasing motivation.
Dale Carnegie Training offers eight ways to motivate and engage employees to help create process improvements and individual achievements that support overall business success:
- Listen carefully to every employee. Encourage regular communication.
- Be clear with every goal and objective and involve everyone in their development.
- Coach and encourage success through risk and learning
- Orient all employees through training about corporate mission, core values, guiding principles and culture. Ask what makes this organization different from its competition?
- Create an individual performance plan for each employee based on tasks and responsibilities.
- Give and receive feedback and encourage candid discussions about change and process.
- Set the example as a leader and support engagement and teamwork.
- Focus on the big picture, group dynamics, and integrity to get things done.
As we all know, winning friends and influencing people is often as simple as knowing every team member and their strengths and weaknesses. Every business is one of constant change and as everyone knows; success in 2014 is based on a collective team spirit and participation from everyone. No one individual, no matter how charismatic, can move a whole organization forward. It does take teamwork and group success to move forward to complete both goals and objectives.
Here in Edmonton and beyond, it is all about people growing and learning together. Change is often as simple as giving people an opportunity and accelerating the process. A motivated team can make it happen.
After reading our post on leadership, take a minute and watch the video featuring Warren Buffet discussing the importance of Dale Carnegie Training.
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