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  • Writer's pictureAyo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MA, MSc, BSc

Get The Best Out Of People Through Leadership Development

Studies show that in an organization, a strong sense of leadership is a must for its operations to run smoothly. It is for this reason that many companies now offer leadership development to potential leaders in various business organizations and also for people who would want to discover the inner leaders in them.

Leadership development pertains to activities that help a person enhance his or her leadership skills. This can either be through formal seminars or in other means such as a team-building activity or a retreat. No matter what type of leadership development is preferred—the formal or the laidback setting—experts say that there is one surefire way to get the best out of people. This is by helping them discover the power of self-motivation.

A different leadership development approach

Leadership is effective when an organization runs orderly and its people are working in a harmonious setting. This type of leadership, say, experts, can be achieved only if the leader is motivated towards one common goal to success.

Studies show that leadership development that incorporates the concept of self-motivation is far more effective because it helps the person look forward to better things in life. These days, there are less effective leaders because many of them have lost their innate means of motivating themselves. When motivation to accomplish a certain goal has diminished, it would be easier for a leader or a potential leader to just give up and live a remorseful life filled with negative things.

Today, more and more people who conduct leadership development try to incorporate motivating the participants because this is one of the keys in helping people get rid of negative emotions. When people are cleared from negative vibes, they will be able to think more clearly and would be able to see things in a positive way.

Helping individuals discover the inner leaders in them

One of the factors that hinder people to lead better is their personal issues and problems. If you are conducting leadership development, it would be best to address the problems of potential leaders and help them motivate themselves.

You can tell them to slow down and set their own pace. Although it is sometimes healthy to be competitive in terms of achieving goals, there would always be times when people will get tired of running after so many things because they don’t want other people to finish before they do. More often than not, people who compare themselves with others are the ones who are left behind without anything because they spend too much time thinking about how they could outlast the other person, thus, neglecting his or her own priorities.

To help that person motivate him or herself to be a better leader during leadership development, it would be best that they understand the importance of self-motivation so they won’t feel too much pressure. Tell them that this is beneficial for them because they can rest whenever they want to since nobody is breathing down their necks to finish something.


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