Last month I described the results of a session on creating a “Secret Sauce for Successful Leaders”: vision, communication, confidence, positive role modeling, reliability, trustworthiness and transparency with generous dashes of encouragement, motivation, appreciation, fun, coaching, caring and steadiness.
In our “How to Avoid Burning Your Fingers” exercise, the group identified the following potential distractions to implementing that Secret Sauce recipe:
External market factors
Loss of business
Morale / Negativity
Safety or other incidents
Could you choose the perfect dessert for each member of your team without asking them what they want? Our last item on the menu for this session, “Why We Shouldn’t Skip Dessert,” explored the importance of celebrating successes in ways that motivate each individual. Here are some of the techniques that were mentioned:
Involvement in decision-making
Training & development
I invite you to create your own secret sauce recipe, develop a plan to put the lid on potentially painful distractions, and serve each of your team members a dessert that will motivate them to succeed even in a challenging market.