4 Things Smart Leaders Do to Motivate

By Marcel Schwantes

Leaders in the pandemic hold the key to unlocking the power of motivation.

Motivating your employees may come in many forms, but in the pandemic age and with so much stress and anxiety ruling their lives, work has to be elevated to the pursuit of something compelling — something with a higher purpose than just doing the job. 

As leaders, we have to find that intrinsic desire in employees that comes from deep within, where both heart and mind are in the game.

There’s no question leaders in the pandemic hold the key to unlocking the power of motivation. And it always starts with how you make your people feel

Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou famously stated, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Starting on the journey toward great leadership demands having to face what motivates people at the core of their human design.

Originally published on inc.com August 18, 2020