The Five Star 5 – See, Leadership Can Be Simple!

Sometimes as leaders, coaches, or people of influence in general, we over think how to motivate teams.

Several times last year, my son’s hockey team of 4 and 5 year olds had one hour power skating lessons. I was amazed by the instructor’s ability to keep them interested the entire time, even with sessions as early as 6 am on weekends!

This list should seem obvious to us all, but how many of these simple points do we miss with those that we lead?

  • Smile, encourage and be enthusiastic
  • Have fun and make them laugh
  • Know the audience, relate to them on their level
  • Be engaging – ask great questions that they will be eager to answer
  • Fully explain what you want them to do. Leave nothing to the imagination
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
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About Tim Mushey

Dynamic and energized sales rep, mentor and leader since 1999. This blog will be about sales, social networking, personal branding, leadership, music and having some laughs! Don’t be surprised if I mix it up on occasion, and talk about something totally different! I thrive on being part of successful, forward thinking teams. I am ready to go from the moment my feet hit the floor each morning, with the expectation that new adventures will be coming my way. It is rare that there isn't a smile on my face, as I take it all in, and have some fun along the way!

Posted on June 11, 2013, in Five Star 5, Inspiration, Leadership, Management, Motivation, Rewind and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. The 5 points you make are right on target.

  2. Great points. They are exactly right.

  3. Hi Tim, need to take these with us everyday! Great post have a wonderful evening 🙂

  4. These simple but obvious points really ring true! I just spent the day with 40 grade one students and it’s amazing how sometimes the simple yet obvious things are overlooked.

  5. Hey Tim, Right on target my friend!

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