“Appreciation and relationships = engaged team = success”
I am very interested in how our brain works and how we can be motivated as teams and individuals.
No surprise then that I have been watching webinars and courses on this subject during the lockdown. There seems to be a common theme emerging, and I wanted to share.
Crossing generational boundaries, brain science🧠 is pointing to appreciation as a key motivator. This makes sense if we combine it with the CIPD statistic that the number one reason for people leaving a job, is their manager.
How can we practically foster better relationships and appreciate our teams more?
We should first think about how we appreciate our people.
👉How do we thank them? Do we use something generic like – a job well done or do we thank them for their positive attributes and character?
👉Do we do it in front of the team or one to one?
👉Do we write an email or do it as a recognition award when other teams are present?
Some people actually hate generic praise and or being recognised in front of other people. So, finding out what motivates each individual team member is a great place to start. Comments like ‘Thank you for showing up and supporting me today’ might be preferred to ‘Thank you for a job well done’. Get to know your team better and understand what will bring out the best in them.
How do you motivate and inspire your team in #COVID19❓
I understand the pressures facing finance professionals: Prioritisation, career progression, leadership & people dynamics.
For a third of my career, I was operating at only half my potential. I was differentiating myself through my analytical mind. I had not yet learnt how to be a transformational and inspiring people leader. I realised from working with thousands of leaders for some big brands; Investec, KPMG and BMW, that greater impact can be found through a focus on people and leadership dynamics. I am an experienced C-Suite executive, non-executive director, entrepreneur, author and international speaker with more than 22 years of corporate experience. As the former CFO and CHRO of BMW UK Ltd. and BMW Financial Services Ltd., I understand the financial language of business, strategy, and risk and the pressures facing finance professionals. My vision is to help organisations and leaders to engage their people effectively. I have led and implemented award-winning cultural transformation programmes in multiple industries. I published my first book, “The Authenticity Dilemma Resolved®” in November 2016; which captures my experiences of working with thousands of leaders to increase their confidence and help them bring more of their real selves to all interactions to become inspiring, transformational leaders. I am passionate about helping to develop the generation of finance leaders; who have the mindset to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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