Motivating Your Colleagues Trait Of a Good Leader
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right”.—Henry Ford, American Industrialist and founder of Ford Motors.
When the chips are down and the motivation levels in a company are at the lowest ebb, it is a leader, and that too a good leader who can motivate his/her colleagues to come out of the morass and face the challenges anew. He/she can aspire confidence in the team/employees even if at times the challenges are daunting and the path ahead rocky/dark.
This is similar to what they call the “placebo effect” in medical parlances and drug testing/trials on humans. One set of human subjects is given placebo pills (essentially sugar etc) and told that they are been given medicine for a particular ailment, their mind is affected thinking that they will get better and it leads to a change in behaviour, mood and action. This is known as the “placebo effect”.
In essence for us and businesses it means, the transmission of positivity /confidence by a leader leads to positive emotions and thoughts in the team/peers/juniors which in turn leads to motivated people indulging ineffective actions and ending with good results for the company at large.
Examples of such leaders are plenty it Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luthur King Junior. Are you a great leader like them or aspire to be like them? Well, its never too late to start being a first-class mentor.