Learning is an on-going process. We grow, we change, we acquire new skills, where there is no growth, there is no productivity. As a client, company, or employee, nobody wants to have an employee on board, who isn't producing! But, to keep the cycle of production in full bloom, the learning needs to be on-going, and for an individual to achieve peak performance, motivation is an indispensable factor.
A person who feels appreciated, will do more than was is expected, requested or even asked for! Appreciation yields motivation, and both, yield ultimate and satisfactory results. We are all after SMART goals, Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-Framed. Our motivation strategy is not to encourage individuals to aspire to be the best on the team, but more so to aspire to be the best FOR the team, because through teamwork, together everyone achieves more.
Becoming a Leader
True leaders do not create followers, instead, they create even more leaders! There is a clear difference between management and leadership, and between a boss and a leader, the former simply manages, the former develops, one just commands, the other inspires, one has fovial vision, the other sees big, or has peripheral vision, one accepts the status quo, the other changes and creates a new, improved and better status quo! The list of differences is vast. We aim to create Leaders..Leaders will result in the creation of only...you guessed it right...more leaders. Leadership hence is not a title or a position on a business card, it is attitude, action, aspiration, it is leading by example, time and time again, long enough for it to become an embodied habit. A habit, is known to be a set of repeated actions, repeated long enough that one starts to do them, unconsciously, and naturally.
It is leading through motivation. It is having the ability to inspire others to perform at their best, at their peak performance level. To do so, the leader him/herself is already a highly motivated individual, through motivation, the lens through which you view your performance and achievement at work is seen with utmost clarity, remaining highly objective to the task at hand, and overcoming challenges and barriers, comes with ease.
Becoming a Role Model
The starting point of personal leadership or motivational leadership, is to begin seeing yourself as a Leader who is a role model, seeing yourself as an example to others. A person who sets the standards that others follow. A key leadership characteristic is to set high standards of accountability for themselves and for their behaviours. They assume that others are watching them and then setting their own standards by what they do. People will be inspired by the way you act and the way you lead yourself, and will be motivated to follow your lead.
Motivational leadership is based on the law of indirect effort which states that almost anything in human life is achieved more easily by indirect means or by basically seeing others doing it and start acting that way rather than by direct means. You more easily become a leader to others by demonstrating that you have the qualities of leadership, than you do by telling them what to do or how to behave.
Power and Leadership
Instead of trying to get people to emulate you, you instead concentrate on living a life that is so admirable that others want to be like you without anyone telling them to do so. In business, for example, there are several kinds of power:
- Position power is the power that comes with a job title or a position in any organization. If you become a manager in a company, you automatically have certain powers and privileges that go along with your rank. You can order people about, and make certain decisions. You can be a leader whether anyone likes you or not.
- Ascribed power is the power you attract to yourself by the kind of person you are. In every organization, there are people who are inordinately influential and looked up to by others, even though their positions may not be high up on the organizational chart. These are the men and women who are great leaders because of the quality of the people they have become, because of their characters and their personalities.
Perhaps the most powerful of motivational leaders is the person who practices what’s called, “servant leadership.” Confucius said, “He who would be master must be servant of all.” The person who sees himself or herself as a servant, and who does everything possible to help others to perform at their best is practicing the highest form of “servant leadership.”
Lead the Action
We have been led to believe, over the years, that leaders are those who stride boldly, exude power and confidence, give orders and make decisions for others to carry out. However, that’s old school. The leader of today is the one who asks questions, listens carefully, plans diligently and then builds consensus among all those necessary for achieving the goals. A leader does not try to do it by himself or herself. A leader is a person who gets things done by helping others to help themselves.
The mark of true leaders is that they lead the action. They are willing to go first. They set the example and act as the role model. They do what they expect others to do.
You become a motivational leader by motivating yourself. And you motivate yourself by striving toward excellence, by committing yourself to becoming everything that you are capable of becoming. You motivate yourself by throwing your whole heart into doing your job in an excellent fashion. You motivate others by continually looking for ways to help them improve their lives and achieve their goals. You become a motivational leader by becoming the kind of person that others want to get behind and support in every way. Your main job is to take complete control of your own personal evolution and become a leader in every area of your life. You could ask for nothing more, and you should settle for nothing less.
Our Leadership and Motivational Training Programs include the following frameworks:
- How to be an amazing communicator.
- Growth Mindset courses.
- How to rock at your business courses.
- HR Courses.
- IT courses.
- How to be a leader everyone wants to follow.
- Relationships and the workplace.
- Sales & Marketing.
- Training & Presentation Skills.
- Facilitation Skills.
- Negotiation Skills.
- Public Speaking.
- Creative Problem Solving.
- Emotional Intelligence.
- Assertiveness and Self-Confidence.
- Goal Setting.
- Change Management.
- Managing Workplace Anxiety.
- Risk Assessment.
- Social Media.
- Talent Management.
- Work-Life Balance.
- Interpersonal Skills.
- Life Skills.
- Time Management.
And we have only just scratched the surface..Much much more is in store for you!