Motivating By Appreciation

One of the best ways to motivate people is by expressing your appreciation. Making people feel appreciated is what a great leader does. It is listed on the top of the 5 leadership principles by Jack Myrick.

In his book The Shipbuilder: Five Ancient Principles of Leadership, Jack Myrick talks about the following five leadership principles:

  1. Make them feel appreciated
  2. See their potential, not their flaws
  3. Lead with authority, not power
  4. Love them first
  5. Make them feel they are part of something special

If you want to know more about motivating by appreciation, I would highly recommend the book The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace:Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People by Gary Chapman and Paul White.

I will talk more about the book in the next post.