Great leaders ask for guidance, and a successful leadership development coach is a good place to start. At Momentum Business Results, we teach that the primary responsibilities of any leader are as follows:
Note that nowhere on that list does it say that a leader’s role is to motivate the team. Naturally, people typically respond well to a leader who is positive, decisive, caring and willing to put forth as much, or more, effort than is expected of anyone else. All of which can be very motivating.
But that doesn’t mean it’s the leader’s job to motivate team members to put forth their best effort each day. Neither you, nor anyone else, can truly motivate people who just don’t want to work…or be there. The best a leader can do, and should be doing, is to create an environment where motivated people can thrive.
Thus, by creating a culture of caring, success-oriented, inspired effort, they continually attract more motivated people to the team. That said, while some people may be blessed with those natural characteristics that make them more comfortable or effective in a leadership role, the skills required to be a strong leader can, like most other skills, be learned and developed over time.
Momentum Business Results clients develop the Leadership skills necessary to: