The 3 secrets of Team Motivation

Written by Alan Fairweather

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#3 Be a believer

We're now getting intorepparttar area of "Empowerment" which was first introduced inrepparttar 119466 1080's and became a bit of a management buzzword. However, I believe that it's one ofrepparttar 119467 most promising but least understood concepts in management today. I'm a fairly down to earth practical sort of person (probably comes from my engineering background). I'm not big into management theories unless I can seerepparttar 119468 benefits for me - I see a great deal of benefit for managers and team leaders in Empowerment. Empowerment is about utilisingrepparttar 119469 knowledge, skill, experience and motivational power that's already within your people. The majority of people in teams and organisations throughoutrepparttar 119470 world are severely underutilised. Your team have probably more to offer in terms of skill, knowledge and experience and if you utilize that, you will achieve your business goals and you'll motivate them.

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Ed Sykes

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6. Engagerepparttar Participants Johnny would continuerepparttar 119465 flow ofrepparttar 119466 conversation with his guests by asking follow-up questions or summarize what they said.

Ask additional questions to draw out important information with your meeting participants. Sayrepparttar 119467 following:

Tell me more about… That’s an interesting viewpoint, please explain further… If I understand what you are saying…

If there are participants that are quiet, make it safe for them to give feedback or suggestions. Sayrepparttar 119468 following:

“Mike, we would really like to hear your ideas on… “Jane, you look like you really want to add something important torepparttar 119469 discussion, please tell us.”

Once they make their comments say, “Thanks for your valuable comments. I look forward to you contributing more insights inrepparttar 119470 future.”

7. Makerepparttar 119471 Meeting Participantsrepparttar 119472 Stars Johnny Carson had a way of letting his guests, whether they were infamous or famous, be celebrities onrepparttar 119473 Tonight Show. He allowed them to tell their jokes and witty stories, as well as complimented them, so thatrepparttar 119474 stars were and ultimatelyrepparttar 119475 show was successful.

You can dorepparttar 119476 same for your staff in meetings. You could dominaterepparttar 119477 meeting and develop allrepparttar 119478 ideas yourself. You wouldn’t accomplish much becauserepparttar 119479 meeting participants would have no sense of ownership and would be slow to initiate your ideas. Or you can encouragerepparttar 119480 participants to contribute ideas so that they take ownership ofrepparttar 119481 ideas and take responsibility for implementing their ideas. Also, acknowledge and reward these “solution creators” in front ofrepparttar 119482 group.

Let them shine!

8. Endrepparttar 119483 Meetingrepparttar 119484 Right Way While excusing his guests, Johnny would sincerely thank them for coming onrepparttar 119485 show and compliment them on their contributions. The guests left with a good feeling and always wanted to come back again and again.

Make sure you thankrepparttar 119486 meeting participants for their time and contributions. Let them know how they made a difference inrepparttar 119487 meeting. If there were solutions created inrepparttar 119488 meeting, communicate what isrepparttar 119489 clear course of action to accomplishing those solutions. Express your confidence that you know that these solutions will be achieved.

9. Follow-up, Follow-up, Follow-up Johnny Carson would talk about how great a show was because of a guest. This was another way to makerepparttar 119490 guests on his show feel special.

Send an e-mail to all relevant employees, whether they were inrepparttar 119491 meeting or not, explaining what was covered inrepparttar 119492 meeting, what was decided on inrepparttar 119493 meeting, and what course of action we are taking.

Also again, acknowledge key people inrepparttar 119494 meeting for their contributions.

Follow these nine techniques used byrepparttar 119495 master of late night and your meetings will be outstanding.

Ed Sykes is a professional speaker, author, and a leading expert in the areas of leadership, motivation, stress management, customer service, and team building. You can e-mail him at, or call him at (757) 427-7032. Go to his web site,, and signup for the newsletter, OnPoint, and receive the free ebook, "Empowerment and Stress Secrets for the Busy Professional."

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