What inspires employees to think about what they can do to contribute to the overall success of the business?

Of course, there are probably many different answers, but I personally think one of the key elements for this to happen is to be led by someone who is doing their best at what they need to do and invites them to work side-by-side with them to reach the business goals and vision.

There are so many great leaders today, and in history from whom we can learn knowledge to improve our management and leadership skills.

Great leaders are those who have not only reached their goals and more, they move others forward further than they ever thought possible.  They understood that together we can accomplish more.

Great Leaders all possess the following four attributes:

1. They personally aspired to reach beyond what was thought possible.

2. They had a plan.

3. They inspired others to follow them. (This is key to others wanting to contribute their best)

4. They were able to execute what was necessary to achieve the goal and then more.

Business owners and managers are given the privilege to oversee the people they work with.  It is their responsibility to become a manager/leader that is capable of inspiring and motivating their co-workers to achieve great things.  To inspire them to ask, “How can I make the greatest contribution to what needs to be done?”

“Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs

Have a great Thursday!