Do you exhibit motivational leadership? Motivational leaders know how to influence others using these characteristics:
Motivational leaders have a vision. This vision is a clear picture of what the future will look like. By sharing their vision and how it fits into the big picture, leaders can inspire others to join them in working toward it. Sharing a clear vision is an important part of influencing others to follow a leader to achieving the defined goal.
Motivational leaders are self-motivated. These leaders understand the importance of continuous personal and professional improvement. They always actively seek out new ideas through various sources, such as books, seminars and conferences, professional publications, or networking and sharing ideas with others.
Motivational leaders are committed. Leaders are not only committed to the project at hand, but also to the people working on the project with them. When everyone sees the leader working as hard as they are to achieve a successful result, they are more committed to the job. Leaders show commitment to people by being the first to publicly praise, giving credit where it is due, and keeping promises.
Motivational leaders are able to communicate. Leaders are able to effectively communicate their vision and expectations to the rest of the team. They can use words to inspire and influence. They are also expert listeners. They have the knack of picking up the nuances of spoken language and body language. They listen carefully to what is said to catch what could be hidden meanings. For example, an employee’s tone of voice or body knowledge may reveal signs of frustration or stress that their words aren’t expressing.
Motivational leaders help people believe in themselves. They give people confidence to achieve goals. They focus on other people’s strengths and not weaknesses. They offer encouragement at just the right time when it is needed the most.
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