Title: 100 Ways to Motivate Others
Authors: Steve Chandler and Scott Richardson
How Great Leaders Can Produce Insane Results Without Driving People Crazy
This book is like a jewelry box. Most of the words are of value. If I’d be highlighting the important parts of it, might as well highlight the irrelevant ideas because I will surely ran out of ink.
The ideas presented were superb with examples and a few excerpt of inspirational people – how they succeeded and what made them great.
Best Motivational tool: Inspiration
Somehow, as I was reading the book, I was torn between being the follower and being the leader. Sometimes, I read it like I was a front liner staff and in other times, I read it as a trainer. I realize that for you to understand the concept very well, you have to juggle those two roles to give you a different perspective about the topic. It helps you widen your view thus, makes you an effective leader too – by understanding both sides of the world.
Ever since, I’ve always been looking for an inspiration and I hope to see it in every place I’ve been and is the very reason why I stay. Somehow, if I know that there are still people I can count on, the more I get motivated.
I may not apply everything that is in this book just yet, but the more I consciously know about these motivational tips, the more I’m eager to put them in practice.
Just like the power of feedback. I didn’t think it was that important but the moment I put myself in others shoes, it just gave me a nudge that I should start giving feedback, even in small exercises I gave my team. Because of these feedback (both positive and negative), it gives them more confidence that what they are doing is right and they are on the right track. On the other hand, if they are doing something wrong, they’d immediately know what they should do and shouldn’t. Thus, makes them very efficient.
Be prepared with excellent ideas inside this book and be prepared to be overwhelmed too. Here are some of my favorite lines.
Enjoy reading. 🙂
Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with the result. – George Patton
Human being crave feedback.
It is hard to motivate others if you don’t have time to talk to them.
Outstanding leaders go out-of-the-way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, its amazing what they can accomplish – Sam Walton.
You’re not going to be great at anything, until you enjoy it.
Leadership is about inspiration – of oneself and of others.
Positive person adds, negative person subtracts.
The less of a quitter you are, the more of a motivator you become.
Lead with enthusiasm.
A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action not reaction – Rita Mae Brown
Becoming a leader is synonymous to being yourself. It’s precisely that simple and it is also that difficult. – Warren Bennis.
A really strong, motivated leader who is admired and respected is one who does not have to be right about everything.
Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking – Bernard Baruch.
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