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Friday, 29 September 2017 22:44

October 2017 - Motivating Those You Lead

People have five basic needs: To have, to be, to do, to love, and to grow. A person’s activities are motivated by his or her desire to satisfy these needs. A team leader must understand them and provide targets and opportunities built around those needs. If I, as a leader, know what’s in a person’s heart for their future, then I can motivate them by creating growth prospects that will help them to move toward their goals and dreams.
  1. Be interested in them and their future. Sit down and discuss their future - what they want to do, to be, and to have. Help them to create the future they want.

  2. Help them to establish SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. 

  3. Expect the best from them. Help them to believe in themselves. Let them know you have faith in them and be willing to take a calculated risk on them.

  4. Set high standards and encourage them to always go for the gold.

  5. Help them through failures.  Help them get up, learn from their mistakes, make the necessary adjustments, and move forward.

  6. Encourage success through models. Point them to successful people and methods to realize their goals.

  7. Recognize and applaud achievement. A little acknowledgment goes a long way.

  8. Use a combination of positive and negative feedback. The benefits of being positive are obvious, but some never learn until they are confronted or experience the negative, allowing them to correct harmful choices and behaviors.

  9. Appeal sparingly to the competitive urge. “I know your willingness, about which I boast of you to the Macedonians, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal has stirred up the majority” (2 Cor 9:2).

  10. Place a premium on communication, cooperation, collaboration, and the celebration of wins. Good leaders know that teamwork fosters success.

  11. Deal with troublemakers. Nip them in the bud, phone them up, get together with them, pull them aside and deal with the issues.

  12. Take steps to keep your own motivation high.  Stay enthusiastic, excited, and positive. It will rub off on others.

  13. Communicate strength and not weakness.  Fear and despair will not motivate because they show you’re not in control. They only sow seeds of distrust. Tell them what the person gets that kills the giant!

  14. Provide on-going teaching and training.  Don’t encourage people to think they know it all.  Once you stop renewing your mind, your ministry gets stale. Feed yourself on good books and teachings.

  15. Make sure they know what the big picture is and what their part is in the big picture. Everyone wants to be part of winning team. And teams win when everyone understands their part.                                 

DrGeorgeLeadershipLGYours for the Motivation and Mobilization of the Body of Christ
Dr George Hill
Apostolic Founder and President of Victory Churches International