10 Power Ways to Inspire Your Team and Bring Out Their Best
I grew up in a small family business where my father inspired his employees with extraordinary care. He expected great work too. “People are not inspired by low expectations.” He said that a lot!
He also showed each member of our business genuine care and inspired the best in everyone.
Here’s what I remember:
1. He would stop and take time with you.
2. He greeted everyone by name and with a smile.
3. He would say “thank you for your great work today!”.
4. He held quarterly days of inspiration, training, and motivation.
5. He gave gifts, not cards, at holidays.
6. He offered to help you and rolled up his sleeves.
7. He had everyone set annual goals and encourages personal development.
8. He helped you if you were in need.
9. He showed up daily with positive energy.
10. He treated everyone with respect.
We have the unique privilege of being the leader we always wanted to follow. This week, inspire your team. Show people you care. Demonstrate it and put flesh on it!
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About the Author
Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.
A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.