Motivational intelligence is the ability to understand and manage our own motivations and those of others in order to achieve our goals. It's like having a compass that helps us navigate our inner world of drives, desires, and aspirations, as well as the outer world of people, tasks, and environments.
Effective leaders need motivational intelligence because they must be able to motivate and inspire others towards common goals. When leaders have a high degree of motivational intelligence, they can understand what drives their team members and align their goals and incentives with those motivations. This creates a positive work environment and leads to higher levels of engagement, productivity, and job satisfaction.
So, how can we develop our motivational intelligence? Here are a few tips:
Start by reflecting on your own motivations. What drives you to do the things you do? What makes you feel fulfilled and satisfied? By understanding your own motivations, you can better understand...
Please pay attention to the subheading of the blog. There are two words that are important – Positively & Influence. Let’s discuss each. Often when we talk about influencing people it can come across as some shady tactic or behaviour for manipulation. However, consider this. You are crossing a bridge and you see someone ready to jump off. You stop your car and approach the person. You start talking to them. You use the power of effective communication and emotional intelligence to influence that person to change their mind. Is this influence bad? No, it is lifesaving and also necessary.
As leaders, we lead people in our teams, families and communities. And sometimes, in order to help them, you must influence them. Another point to note is that we are talking about influence and not control. We can never control someone; we can only influence them by using communication and emotional intelligence. All great leaders had the...
Have you ever thought to yourself that there aren’t enough hours in the day, or felt overwhelmed at the tasks facing you? If you have, this article can help you!
Clarify your goals and strategy- Be very clear about your aims and ambitions, both short and long term. Write them down. Once you know what you really want to achieve (and why) it’s easier to make decisions about what needs doing and to plan accordingly.
Focus on your top priorities- You’ll be more productive and profitable if you identify and focus on the areas most important to your business. Work on the fundamentals first. The Latin word ‘fundamentum’ means foundation – so take action, build strong foundations and the rest should follow.
Schedule time- Literally write an appointment in your work planner (you do have one of those, don’t you?) to set aside a realistic block of time for your priority actions. This reduces anxiety over not having enough time and keeps you...