This is an issue in every organization and, frankly, at almost every level. We have to understand where motivation comes from, what the manager role is in that, and how to influence another person’s motivation.
What you’ll learn from this episode:
- We should never label someone as “unmotivated” just because we think that way about them. It has to be because they told us that they feel unmotivated. We can’t make assumptions about how people feel based on their behavior.
- Understand that you can’t make someone feel motivation, but you can help them think thoughts that trigger a new emotion.
- Your behavior, as their manager, becomes a circumstance for them that they define in their mind with a thought and that thought triggers their feeling, which triggers their behavior. What you do in the world really does have an impact on whether or not your employees feel motivated, so you have to have your own self-awareness.
- Help your employees evaluate how they’re thinking about those things that are outside your control. Find out if they are willing to define the circumstance differently, so that they feel better.
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