Humans are complicated! But understanding them is essential to real leadership. Eventbrite CEO, Julia Hartz said, “That seems to be my superpower-really understanding what motivates people.”
Do you understand what motivates people?
Too often we think people are only motivated by external rewards like pay raises, leave, flex schedules, or informal work environments. But those types of external drivers are superficial and will not help you become a more influential leader.
Real leaders understand what intrinsically motivates people, what drives them, what influences their behavior and decision making. That is a real SUPERPOWER!
Real leaders must invest in developing their emotional intelligence, cultural competence, and communication skills to truly understand how people think and why they behave the way that they do. This deep understanding of people is essential for influencing others and inspiring them to act.
Developing these skills will take time and training so I’ve put together this short video with 3 Easy Actions you can take immediately to help you increase your level of influence, and increase your team’s level of motivation, satisfaction, and engagement.
In the third video of this leadership series, you will learn:
- The difference between managing and leading, and
- 3 Easy Actions (with examples) to inspire people to follow you
Watch this video:
DOWNLOAD this FREE WORKSHEET with 3 Active Listening Techniques to help your improve your listening and communication skills. You can use these techniques to learn to be less distracted and to be a more attentive and engaged.
Miss Part One or Two? No problem.