Can I Motivate Without a Budget?
Sure, it's simple -- use your leadership skills and lead. Some tips to consider...
Be honest and become really trustworthy. Do what you say you'll do.
Remember always: You are not responsible for a person's happiness.
Give praise promptly and specifically when it is due.
Root out poor management; it's a huge drain on staff morale, adversely affecting business performance.
Address poor/non-performance quickly, fairly and unemotionally.
Give your team flexibility, and the room to do their work. Not many people work better with micro-management...
Create a compelling, energizing vision of your future.
Send handwritten notes. Thank you's, Birthdays, Company Anniversaries, or simply for motivation and/or encouragement.
Remind people that you -- their leader -- are there, and there for them.
As a leader, you motivate most, and most significantly, by leading. Do that first.
But that's just me...
Kevin Berchelmann www.triangleperformance.com