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How to be a Positive Leader

How to be a Positive Leader

How to be a Positive Leader

Definition: Positive leaders are those that use only positive motivators to inspire teams.

If you want to be perceived as a positive leader, then use these five methods to motivate the team.

  1. Financial bonuses.
  2. Encouragement, praise and appreciation.
  3. Achievement.
  4. Team acceptance.
  5. Personal pride.

1. Financial Bonuses as a Positive Motivator.

Most people are motivated by money because it can be translated into many other things; Necessities, luxuries, entertainment, free time, travel, status, etc.

Leaders are often in a position to affect the earning power of others.

So, they can motivate people by making deals with subordinate colleagues, which amount to saying, "If you do this, then you will receive this extra money".

2. Encouragement Praise, and Appreciation.

Words can be used to positively motivate others. This is the best and easiest way to be a positive leader.

Kind words of encouragement, praise and appreciation are the best way to inspire positive motivation in the minds of others.

  1. Encourage people by telling them they have great potential.
  2. Praise people whenever they do things well.
  3. Appreciate people for the effort they put into their work.

3. Achievement.

People are positively motivated by their achievements. So, leaders should delegate work to people that causes them to stretch and develop their professional abilities.

When people find themselves performing at a higher level, they are inspired by their progress. They say to themselves, "If I can do this, I can do anything!".

Positive leaders create opportunities for people to achieve success.

4. Acceptance.

Humans are social animals, so being "accepted into the team" is a motivator. Most people like being part of a team, and they are inspired by it.

Leaders can positively motivate people by consciously developing a welcoming and inclusive team spirit.

5. Pride.

Good mental health has an element of "personal pride". To the degree to which people consider themselves to be "Good, right and fair", is the degree to which they feel good about themselves.

So positive leaders always treat colleagues in ways that are "Good, right and fair".

Positive leaders inspire us to take pride in ourselves, in our work, and in our organisation.

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About the Author: Chris Farmer


Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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