How to Motivate Followers

When I ask leaders, “what one skill do you want to know most?” the often repeated response is this:  “Teach me how to motivate my followers.” Some managers and supervisors mistakenly believe that if they get their followers to do what they want—regardless the means or methods used—their followers will be forever motivated.

Read my latest Leaders Ought to Know blog post for a discussion of the difference between motivation and manipulation and what manipulation costs leaders. I would also like to hear from you: What are some common forms of manipulations that leaders mistakenly use to motivate followers?


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Phillip Van Hooser
Author: Phillip Van Hooser
Phillip Van Hooser, CSP, CPAE is committed to helping organizations transform their business outcomes by building engaged employee relationships. He is an award-winning keynote speaker and author on leadership, service and communication. His popular book, “Willie's Way: 6 Secrets for Wooing, Wowing and Winning Customers and Their Loyalty” recently hit #1 in Customer Relations on the Kindle store. Connect with Phil on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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