Inspiring Performance

An important aspect of leadership is inspiring performance.  Inspiring performance drives the goals and outcomes through the organization. Listed below are ideas on how to inspire performance.

  • Get to know your employees
    • find out what motivates them
    • what are their strengths
    • help design job duties to keep them interested
  • Motivate
    • acknowledge good performance
      • on the spot and in performance evaluation
      • boosts morale
      • leads to high energy
      • improves the culture of the organization
    • address poor performance
      • review job duties with employee
      • counsel appropriately
      • listen to feedback
      • ensure desired outcome is clarified
    • appreciate and value what employees have to offer
    • create an atmosphere that is open and honest
    • align employee's goals and objectives with the organizations
  • Lead by example
    • demonstrate confidence
    • lead with honesty
    • always take responsibility
    • don't be afraid to praise
    • be inclusive
    • accept diversity
    • share the rewards
  • Engage
    • clearly communicate what's expected - talk to your employees
    • celebrate wins!
    • empower your employees
    • provide the right tools
    • be flexible
  • Ask for feedback
    • feedback on your leadership is important.  Listen and act on suggestions that will help you get the most out of your employees.
Effective leadership is essential to the success of an organization. Effective leadership creates a culture that fosters employee motivation, increases job satisfaction and performance, and increases the commitment to the organization.  It also reduces employee turnover and absences.

"Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation." --William Arthur Wood