199 | How Smart Leaders Motivate Their Team

Personality style. Capacity. Their heart. When leading a team (whether they’re paid staff, or volunteers), those are the 3 things you should be evaluating about each person to help you better motivate AND delegate to them.

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As a leader, you’ve got to make your team successful. That’s your job, that’s your role, period.

You have to look at every team member and employee as a responsibility to you, and a responsibility you have to God. You have a responsibility to train them, treat them well, and lead them well.

For today’s Q&A we dive into this question:

“I am a full time band teacher, and have a part time job with 6 staff who don’t get paid enough, how do I not feel guilty about delegating to these people who are almost volunteers when you look at their paychecks? I don’t want them to burn out and leave.”

For those of you listening, this is just as vitally important to those who have well paid staff. 

Here’s what you’ll discover in this episode:

  • How to motivate your team
  • How to properly delegate
  • How to successfully reward employees
  • The process of teaching and training your team members to be leaders


How do you inspire your team on a weekly basis?

You have to have an inspired team.

If your team is not inspired they are not productive. What do you get when you have an inspired team?

What happens when you spend time focusing on inspiring your team? You get more than productivity….

Here are 5 unconventional ways to inspire your team and get buy-in:

1) Step away from your desk–get up and get out! We all need to have a little fun sometimes, so get out and DO SOMETHING with your team!
It can be anything, as long as your whole team can participate (if they want)… it’s more about your attitude while you’re doing the activity.

2) Take opportunities to inject culture into your business every week. Teaching on the culture you want to create, core values, and lessons during staff meetings is great! Force your culture to happen… don’t let culture be forced on you.

3) Leadership layer. Focus heavily on your leadership team… duplicate yourself as a leader.
When you lead your leaders the right way, your team members are inspired by a consistent, united leadership team!

4) One-on-one meetings. “It’s not you… it’s me.” Every 2 months, have a meeting with each team member, and encourage them to give YOU feedback on YOUR performance. It shows how intentional you are about leading them!

5) Teachable moment. Never pass these up!
There are so many opportunities for teachable moments… use it to your team’s benefit! If you’re not making them successful… who is?

If you want to be on the show and have your question answered by me, it’s easy to do now. Get on the schedule here.

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