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
Posted on June 11, 2013, in Five Star 5, Inspiration, Leadership, Management, Motivation, Rewind and tagged Coach, Know Your Audience, Mentor, Teaching. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.
The 5 points you make are right on target.
Thanks Richard! Funny how you can find inspiration in what seems to be the most unlikely places. Appreciate your comments.
Great points. They are exactly right.
Thanks Jen have a fantastic Thursday…
Hi Tim, need to take these with us everyday! Great post have a wonderful evening 🙂
Thanks Tina! Appreciate you stopping by!
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.
Thanks Theresa! Yeah sometimes the simplest strategies provide the best results. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week…
Hey Tim, Right on target my friend!
Thanks for stopping by Patrick!