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100 Ways to Motivate Others by Chandler Steve

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28. Refuse to Buy Their Limitation

Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.

—Tom Peters

Your people limit themselves all the time. They put up false barriers and struggle with imaginary problems.

One of your skills as a leader is to show your people that they can accomplish more than they think they can. In fact, they may someday be leaders like you. And one of the reasons your people wind up admiring you is that you always see their potential. You always see the best side of them, and you tell them about it.

It could be that you are the first person in that employee’s life to ever believe in him. And because of you, he becomes more capable than he thought he was, and he loves you for that, even though your belief in him sometimes ...

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