How to Motivate Followers

When I ask leaders, “what one skill do you want to know most?” the often repeated response is this:  “Teach me how to motivate my followers.” Some managers and supervisors mistakenly believe that if they get their followers to do what they want—regardless the means or methods used—their followers will be forever motivated.

Read my latest Leaders Ought to Know blog post for a discussion of the difference between motivation and manipulation and what manipulation costs leaders. I would also like to hear from you: What are some common forms of manipulations that leaders mistakenly use to motivate followers?


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Phillip Van Hooser

Phillip Van Hooser, CSP, CPAE, Founder & Chair, Van Hooser Leadership. A seasoned leadership expert, keynote speaker, and author, Phillip Van Hooser is passionate about developing intentional leaders who can effectively engage and empower their employees to deliver powerful results. His most recent book is “Earning The Right To Be Heard," a primer for creating greater influence and opportunities. Connect with Phil on LinkedIn.


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