D. Kevin Berchelmann
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Leadership: Motivation without money...

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...

KB

Kevin Berchelmann www.triangleperformance.com

2 comments:

RB of The GNW said...

Hit the nail right on the head! Good post.

Kevin Berchelmann said...

Gracias, herr Boek... too often we complicate the uncomplicated, and begin believing that we can only motivate through pay and such. It's easier than that...

But that's just me...

KB