I’m going to say something that may be a surprise. You will not, now or ever, be able to motivate your team. It’s not going to happen. You can, however, help motivate the people who are a part of it. Yes, it’s true, many of us refer to “motivating the team,” but what we’re really talking about is something that happens within and between the individuals who make up that team. Understanding that distinction can make all the difference in your leadership.
In the video below, you can learn more about motivation and how you, as a leader, can help each member of your team contribute their best. The video is from the LinkedIn Learning course “Customer Service: Motivating Your Team.”
Understanding what motivates your team from Customer Service: Motivating Your Team by Brad Cleveland