Bringing the Best out of the Worst People
What is the one vital component that everyone needs to do a good job? It is motivation. Motivation is what helps us to perform well at whatever we do.
But, though everyone has some kind of idea about motivation, it means something different for each and every one of us. For some of us, motivation is simply good work. For some, motivation is merely the realization or understanding that a particular work has to be done on time. For some others, the monetary returns or other incentives could be motivation enough to do a good job.
It is because of the varied meanings of motivation that leaders find it somewhat difficult to extract an equal amount of work from everyone. It is because of the different implications of motivation that teachers and soccer coaches cannot make everyone perform in the same manner. Our motivation levels are different, and our motivators themselves are different too.
If you are trying to bring out the best from your team, then you should first learn to be a great motivator. You have to think about your team, you have to think that they are contributing towards progress, in whatever way they can. A good word of motivation could them reach where they want to go.