Motivational leadership is based on The Law of Indirect Effort.
According to this law, most things in life are achieved more easily by
indirect means than they are by direct means. You more easily become a
leader to others by demonstrating that you have the than you do by ordering others to follow your directions.
Instead of trying to get people to emulate you, you concentrate on
living a life that is so admirable that others want to be like you
without your saying a word.
The Most Powerful Motivational Leaders
Perhaps the most powerful motivational leader is the person who
practices what is called "." Confucius said, "He who
would be master must be servant of all." The person who sees himself
or herself as a servant to others and who does everything possible to
help them perform at their best is practicing the highest form of
The Leader of Today
Today's leaders are the ones who ask questions, listen carefully, plan
diligently, and then build consensus among all those who are necessary
for achieving the goals. The leader does not try to do it all alone.
The leader gets things done by helping others do them.
Qualities of Leaders
The following are important qualities of motivational leaders. These
are qualities that you already have to a certain degree and that you
can develop further to stand out from the people around you in a very
short period of time.
The first quality is vision. This is the only single quality that,
more than anything separates leaders from followers. Leaders have
vision. Followers do not. Leaders have the ability to stand back and
see the big picture. Leaders have developed the ability to fix their
eyes on the horizon and see greater possibilities.
The best way for you to motivate others is to be motivated yourself.
The fastest way to get others excited about a project is to get
excited yourself. The way to get others committed to achieving a goal
or a result is to be totally committed yourself. The way to build
loyalty to your organization, and to other people, is to be an example
of loyalty in everything you say and do.
The Ability to Choose
One requirement of leaders is the ability to choose an area of
excellence. Just as a good general chooses the terrain on which to do
battle, an excellent leader chooses the area in which he and others
are going to do an outstanding job. The commitment to excellence is
one of the most powerful of all motivators. All leaders who effect
change in people and organizations are enthusiastic about achieving
excellence in a particular area.
Try a new attitude toward your employees; show up on Monday morning
and be positive and cheerful. If you are motivational, your attitude
will rub off on your employees and they will work more efficiently.