Thursday, March 6, 2014

Inspire Someone

Written for the Write Tribe Festival of Words #3 Day 5 - Inspiration

We all love to read inspiring stories. Today is your turn to tell us one – preferably your own experience, or a story about someone who inspires you. 


I'm taking part in the Write Tribe Festival of Words -3

Someone once said to me - "you have the ability to make us do the things we thought we could never do without ever forcing us to do it. How do you do it? "

My answer, I really don't know. We each have our own individual style of managing. So here's what I do ...
  • Encourage - you cannot motivate anyone, only they can motivate themselves, but encouragement helps that motivation
  • Focus on strengths, not weaknesses - trying to improve weaknesses makes mediocre, focus on their strengths and make them great
  • Acknowledge - This does not have to be in big ways. even a simple "good job" goes a long way.
  • Learn to give a little - when you give a little you get a lot
  • Make people feel important and special - remember that your team lifts you not the other way around
  • Be polite and respectful. Respect is earned - it is not the right of the title or position 
  • Back your team no matter what - you can take them aside later and explain if things went wrong but in front of others, always back them - and they will never let you down
  • You are the manager, the buck stops with you. Make it your problem not theirs.

Share your style and then go inspire someone today!

My posts so far: Day 1  Day 2   Day 3  Day 4


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Warm Regards
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22 comments:

  1. Fantastic pointers to inspire someone, Suzy! A positive word, appreciation, recognizing talents go a long way in inspiring people and in making of a fab team. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. Glad you liked my tips. I'm a firm believer that positive feedback works better than negative feedback.

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  2. Wowie ! Thanks for this piece, Suzy. Seriously, we undermine the power of words so much at times. Sometimes all that it takes to make someone's day is a kind smile or a nice word. Thank you so much for these pointers... :)

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    1. Thanks Sreeja. Glad you liked my pointers.

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  3. Isn't it amazing how each of us is inspiring in our own way! Thanks for being an inspiration by your consistency and commitment, Suzy!

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    1. Aww thanks Corinne. Yes we are all inspiring in our own way.

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  4. out of all the points i love the team lifts you... how true!

    Richa

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    1. It's one a lot of people forget Richa. But when we embrace that, we change our perspective on how teams function.

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  5. Wonderful pointers Suzy! :) Acknowledging others and making them feel important are important and go a long way in inspiring and motivating people..

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    1. Thanks Vaisakh. Glad you liked my pointers.

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  6. Suzy you have given very wise and practical tips for inspiring others. Very approprite !!

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    1. Thanks Usha. Glad you liked my tips.

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  7. You are indeed inspirational, Suzy. And every time I am here I find a piece for myself...always!

    I truly love your work that radiates so much of positivity !

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    1. Thanks Kajal. Happy you find my work inspirational - that makes everything so worthwhile. Thank you my sweet friend.

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  8. Lovely tips!! And you are so right!! :)

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    1. Thanks Pixie. Glad you thought so.

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  9. Thanks for this post, Suzy. I loove the tips:)

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    1. Thanks Vishal. Glad you liked the tips.

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  10. Great tips Suzy...I think acknowledgement in particular goes a long, long way. Even when our work is acknowledged, you feel so much more worth while!

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    1. So true Psych Babbler. glad you liked my tips.

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