Great Leaders Inspire And Motivate Their Team To High Performance


Motivation is the best ingredient a leader can give to his team, which could be achieved by making sure the business goals align with theirs. Leadership is said to be who you are and not what you do. For employees to get through challenging days, they will need motivation. Morale and motivation can be significantly influenced when a leader have the ability to praise and provide guidance for their team.

A good leader helps in motivating his team members by projecting a positive attitude regarding the abilities and project completion that each member brings to the group. In allowing you the flexibility to tackle daily motivational issues, great leadership qualities encompass a basic toolkit of motivational strategies. Team members work harder to achieve great performance, when they understand and agree with your project goals.

Sustaining a positive feeling towards the project without injecting any negativity into the operation can be achieved by adjusting project completion dates and team member roles within the group. To help in eliminating confusion and avoid slow down in a team’s productivity, a leader must present team members with clear goals and objectives for project completion.

Praising your team members in full view of other workers encourages them to perform up to similar levels of productivity to gain comparative accolades. In having focused guidance without the distractions of other team members, you must correct your team member behaviors in private in order to reduce the embarrassment and preserver their ego.

Taking time in providing your team members with clear steps to improve performance helps the disciplined ones to retain feelings of respect for you as their leader and work harder. You must always be available to take team members questions, because this will make them know that you consider the project important and value every team member’s feedback. Always remain accessible, so that your team members can get your opinion on project steps, ask question, and provide feedback on the projects current status.

In order to motivate, encourage and inspire team members by a good leader, the leader must follow some of these ways in order to push the team ahead with productivity and positivity:

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  • Leaders must lead by example, by demonstrating the desired behaviors’ they expect from their team. Living the core values they evangelized.
  • Holding their team accountable, in order to prioritize timely completion a great leader understands there must be consequences.
  • Asking a ton of questions, in getting to the truth by leaders asking questions are the best way to get there. An inquisitive leader is motivating to the team.
  • Great leaders encourage personal and professional growth, team members need to know that their leaders are interested in more than just output. They must help them to be their best by willing to help them get there.
  • Leaders instill hope in their team not fear, they use the carrot more than the stick and encourage people to step out of their comfort zone to better and bigger possibilities.
  • Great leaders support new ideas, because if a leader is constantly shutting down any new suggestions or improvements, team members can easily become demotivated.
  • Leaders create healthy competition, they encourage friendly competition so in rising to new levels, and new members push each other. As a leader you don’t have to do all the work in getting the team to perform well.
  • Great business leader are specific with feedback. Ambiguity leads to frustration in employee and make them wonder why they bother.
  • Challenges their employees, leaders look for potential and nudge their team members to push their own limit; this is done because people can get a little too comfortable when left to their own accord.
  • Leader reward with more than money, because for many employee money is not the highest reward priority. Leaders are well versed in all types of rewards. They give rewards like, appreciation, recognition and growth.
  • They communicate efficiently and effectively
  • Leaders communicate the higher vision of the company.
  • Last but not the least; leaders encourage higher levels of responsibility.[/message][su_spacer]

Great business leaders follow some of these steps to motivate and inspire their team members in order to achieve high levels of performance.


Andreas Jones
Andreas Jones
ANDREAS is the Founder of Combat Business Coaching, #1 Bestselling author of Business Leader Combat, marketing strategist, business growth expert, advisor, consultant and army combat veteran. Andreas works with small and medium-sized businesses and help them build meaningful businesses so that they can have more profit, fans and freedom. Service in the US Army forged Andreas’s character. It tested him, tested his endurance, faith, and internal fortitude. He describes it as “a trial by fire” and remains profoundly grateful for it. When he finally left the Army he did so with an astute understanding of self-ownership, implementing a vision, and the value in establishing trust and reputation. Jones applied all that he had learned serving his country to a series of jobs, including that of a VP at Sun Trust Bank. Each of his positions have endowed him with the type of knowledge required to start his own business and to provide a workable schematic for others to follow. Andreas has taken his hard-won Army lessons into the world of business, continuing to learn new skills and insight. Each fresh challenge, project or position has helped him grow into the individual he is today.

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