Leaders as Motivators

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(7) Leaders as motivators

Envision your style of leadership and what type of leadership styles do you have? How do you think you developed your leadership style? How often do you evaluate your leadership style? How do others perceive you as a leader and your leadership style? What has equipped you for the position you are in? What motivating skills do you possess?

This portion of the handbook deals with leaders as motivators so knowing your leadership style could help you to identify your abilities of being a good motivator. Managers are charged with the responsibilities of directing, supervising, and training in every aspect of the working environment. Whether your style is task related or relationship oriented, the task of motivating employees is the most important part of your job. First, let’s identify what most leadership styles are based on. They are based on a person’s views, values, past leadership experiences, learning abilities, and cultural environment. However, in order to achieve the goals of the organization and motivate the employees the leader must remember some key factors in motivating:

7.1 Motivating Approaches

Develop approaches to motivate your employees and communicate the task. Employees can see when you are passionate and when your passion comes across in explaining the assignment they will understand the purpose. Also, understanding the purpose will help connect each phase of the task. Establish and communicate to all that they are very important to the task they are assigned.

[Note: Remember not all employees will be motivated the same way so knowing your team can help.]

7.2 Work Environment Setting

Create an environment where people will take pride in their jobs. Inc...

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...ors of our time was considered to be Ronald Reagan. He was called “The Great Communicator”. Called this because he had the ability to motivate people by being vivid and giving vision to the task assigned by way of using metaphors as examples. Although, the metaphors were vivid others were able to image what he was talking about and understand the task.

A leader must be competent as well as confident in their job and have the ability to show consistency and trust. In conclusion, every manager should commit to finding ways to improve your leadership skills, allow others to evaluate your leadership style and give feedback.

Works Cited

Book: Process Improvement: A Handbook for manager by Sarah Cook
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