Tuesday, January 5, 2010

How To Inspire People

It is not easy to instill such work ethic and leadership abilities in others. It's very important to also understand that some people do not share the same goals and aspirations as you might. Keep and open mind and learn to use different techniques to inspire different people. Here are few ways that you can inspire your managers to stand up and lead.

- Challenge - Issue a challenge to motivate people. By laying down a challenge you also create a very clear and measurable goals for the manager to achieve.

- Appeal to more noble motives - Many employees can think that their work does not make a difference. By appealing to a noble motive you can increase morale while also setting higher standards for your managers.

- Be sympathetic - Never tell a person they are wrong. Rather listen and be empathetic to the other person ideas and desires.

- Evidence - Back up your ideas with proof. By providing evidence you can give instant credibility to your ideas. If you have evidence even the most hard to reach managers will take notice.

- Listen - Listen to what your managers have to say. Some employees may not have aspirations to reach top corporate positions, rather they are content if their opinions and ideas are valued.

"Keep your mind open to change all the time. Welcome it. Court it. It is only by examining and re-examining your opinions and ideas that you can progress." – Dale Carnegie

Contributed by Dale Carnegie Training.

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