After a long career in a variety of different industries, I have learned that management styles come in all shapes and sizes. On one end of the spectrum is the dreaded micromanager, whose controlling nature stifles employee creativity and satisfaction. On the other end, the transparent and supportive manager creates space for employees to become the best versions of themselves.
Which type are you? Do you assign tasks and ruthlessly hover over employees’ shoulders until they are complete? Or do you regularly ask questions and provide feedback to create strong relationships that inspire the best work from your team?
Our friends at Business Management Degree have compiled this comprehensive analysis of thousands of executives to determine the most effective motivational leadership methods in the modern workplace.
A focus on emotional intelligence has historically been omitted in business. Business people tend to disconnect from their emotions, preventing them from developing the types of strong relationships that make the best teams thrive.
But there is a clear link between emotional intelligence and measurable business results. Whether you are focused on the bottom-line or have a deep desire to help employees grow and evolve, develop an awareness of yourself and communicate effectively with others in the organization.
How do you motivate your employees to do their best work? Tell us in the comments below.
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