Here’s a secret. Emerging as a source of motivation for other people doesn’t come naturally for everyone. You’ll have to work to reach that level. But it’s worth it! There’s nothing better than to inspire people, getting them all fired up and eager to challenge issues and embrace changes in their lives.
There’s no better feeling than realizing you’re the one who has helped to nurture that passion and enthusiasm. It’s a good feeling when your employees and fellow colleagues, even a neighbor or by-stander, are able to change the course of their career or even life to a more positive path.
Times are tough. Life is undoubtedly beautiful; we have so much to be grateful for. But every now and then we need a bit of reminding. Most of us need a lift right now, either in our jobs or our lives.
Like most people, you may have encountered people who are hurt, in trouble, are worried and in emotional distress. As a leader (and friend), it’s your responsibility to soothe them, whether in the office, at home or on the phone.
You’re in the ideal situation. Why? Your employees look up to you, so lift their spirits up and make them laugh! Motivate them, help them or just lend a listening ear. Whatever you do, don’t let them down— especially those who look up to you!
People today need a bit more than just a traditional pep talk. They need genuine compassion, acknowledgement and empathy. They need to laugh and brush off their worries and troubles in a positive manner. And they need solutions to those problems! Don’t make them feel alone in this battle. Offer answers and solutions. Contribute to their positive growth and development as you would surely invest in your own.