To effectively ignite greatness in employees, leaders must consider individual personalities and motivations. As well as the goals and challenges of the organization. By taking these factors into account, leaders can tailor their approach to motivate and inspire their employees to reach their full potential.
As an executive leadership coach I have found that the most meaningful approach that leaders can take if they want greatness from their employees is the following:
Leading by example: To ignite greatness in each employee, you as a leader must first start by leading from within. This means consistently demonstrating the values and behaviors you want to see in others. When you lead by example, you can inspire your employees to follow your lead and become more cohesive as a team.
Appreciating others: To ignite greatness in each employee, as a leader, you must celebrate successes and achievements. By recognizing the contributions of each employee to the team’s success, you will foster a sense of commitment among your employees. This, in turn, can inspire your employees to continue striving for excellence and contribute to the success of the organization.
Recognizing value: To ignite greatness in each employee, you as a leader must learn to not only appreciate people, but to see how their value adds meaning. As a result, when you recognize the value of each employee, you inspire them to set high standards for themselves and strive to achieve their full potential.
Creating supportive workplace: To ignite greatness in each employee, you as a leader must create a supportive work environment that encourages collaboration and teamwork. As a result, you create a great culture, where employees are more positive and productive.
Investing in people: To ignite greatness in each employee, you as a leader must provide individualized guidance to help them overcome challenges and achieve their personal and professional goals. As a result, when you invest in your employees, you help them reach their full potential, and you reap the rewards of their contributions to the organization’s success.
Providing opportunities: To ignite greatness in each employee. You as a leader, need provide opportunities for each employee to learn and grow, through training and development programs, mentoring and coaching, and challenging work assignments. As a result, employees will be better equipped to handle the challenges and opportunities of their roles, and will be more likely bring out their best.
Overall, to ignite greatness in each employee, you need to communicate clearly and openly, set clear expectations and goals. Additionally, you must provide opportunities for growth and development, foster a positive and inclusive culture, and show appreciation and recognition. By taking these steps, you can create a more engaged and motivated workforce, and can enable your employees to achieve greatness.
Lead From Within: Great leaders ignite greatness in each of their employees, enabling them to achieve success.
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The Leadership Gap
What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.