Motivational Principles | Stepshift

The Principles For Motivation

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

If motivation levels are flagging, despite your career success, you may need to examine some key questions.

Key Values and Priorities

When you as a leader are clear on your work values, you have a foundation for leadership that will allow you, your team and your organisation to benefit. Are you clear on your values and their priority?

Take a little time to ask yourself the following:

  • What is most important to me about my work, my career… what else… what else?
  • How satisfied am I that these values are being met in my current role?

What to Consider

The values you uncover are key to your motivation and energy. Your work values will be unique and where these are satisfied in your role you will find yourself getting out of bed midweek with a spring in your step. High workloads and even high pressure will be manageable with little personal cost because your leadership and work is consistent with who you are. Where your values are not being met then this will often lead to high levels of stress and mean that your performance is compromised or not sustainable. Uncovering your values is interesting, finding ways to ensure you can deliver against these values in your leadership is essential for you as a person, for the team you lead and the organisation you work for.

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