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Demonstrate Your Own Drive For Results

Energetic and enthusiastic leaders who demonstrate a vigorous drive for results have a positive effect on their team members. They act as role models. There are a number of things that you can do:

Make sure that your team members, individually and collectively, have a clear sense of direction and challenging objectives for the more important things that need to be done.

Monitor team and individual results frequently. Give praise and thanks for goals achieved. Help your people to learn from failures and take remedial action.

Give time and attention to making sure that there are first-class processes in place to support the drive for outstanding results.

Celebrate accomplishments with team members and challenge them to do even better.

Convey a sense of enthusiasm about your team’s work to people both inside and outside your team.

Set aside some time to help with assignments that are running into unanticipated difficulties. This means really helping with a ‘hands-on’ contribution, not just warm words and encouragement.

Encourage team members to help each other to overcome obstacles. Bring people together to generate ideas and solve problems when individual team members are running into major problems on their assignments.

Keep the attention of team members focused on the priority activities that provide the best returns.

Finally, and perhaps most important of all, display energy and enthusiasm, all of the time, in your own professional and leadership work. Yes, even when it is the last thing that you feel like doing!