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100 Ways to Motivate Others by Chandler Steve

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11. Lead From the Front

You can’t change people. You must be the change you wish to see in people.

—Gandhi

There is nothing more motivational than leading from the front.

It motivates others when you are out there and you do it yourself. It’s inspiring to them when you do what you want them to do. Be inspiring. Your people would rather be inspired than fixed or corrected. They would rather be inspired than anything else.

As a motivational practice, leading from the front hits harder and lasts longer than any other practice. It changes people more deeply and more completely than anything else you can do.

So be what you want to see.

If you want your people to be more positive, be more positive. If you want them to take more pride in their work, ...

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