How Do You Motivate Those You Lead?

Shane —  June 5, 2014 — Leave a comment

How do we stir up performance in others?

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Love and good works.

The idea of love for you as a leader may be awkward. It has become a squishy feeling. Love is sacrifice. Doesn’t have to be big. It can be something small. But it is a sacrifice. Something you go out of your way to do.

And love will show itself through good works. Good works that will motivate someone else. A kind word. A high five. A pat on the back. A raise. A bonus. Something to make the other person feel loved and appreciated for their work.

All of the writing in Hebrews was directed towards the church, but I do believe this all has direct implications for the board room as well.

How do you stir people up? A good pep talk? Yelling and shame? Or love and good works?

As you lead people, try love and good works as motivating factors. This doesn’t mean you can’t have that “hard talk” for lack of performance. But it does mean that you come at that talk with with the motivation of love and good works.

And see if maybe, just maybe, the people you lead are more motivated to make things happen.

Who can you motivate today with love and good works?

This is to help you recognize a little of what God is trying to say through Hebrews 10:19-25 by sharing what God was revealing to me. You can subscribe to this daily perspective via email or RSS.

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