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5 Ways Managers Can Empower their Employees

By Joel Garfinkle

Managers with hectic schedules often overlook the importance of the work done by their employees. You can bring in motivational speakers and authors to train your managers to help their employees feel fulfilled and appreciated, keep your employees happy, and empower employees to shine in their current positions.

What Motivational Speakers and Authors Can Teach Managers

  1. Most employees know their jobs better than their managers do.
    They are the ones who are doing the work day in and day out. The best way to find out how to improve an employee’s job is to ask him. Many employees can tell you exactly what they need to be more efficient and effective at doing their jobs.
  2. When employees excel at their jobs, it makes the manager look good.
    Managers who encourage their employees to develop their skills and make the best use of their strengths to advance the goals of the company will shine right along with their employees. Motivational speakers and authors can train managers to get their employees to perform their best work rather than feeling threatened by talented employees out of fear that they will outshine their bosses.
  3. Managers will learn how to provide the support their employees need to do their jobs well.
    This includes providing the proper training, tools, and resources so that the employee has everything needed to do the job right.
  4. Managers can motivate employees to do their best work by helping them feel important.
    When employees feel that the work they are doing really matters somehow, they tend to put more effort into it than if they think they are just doing busy work. Good bosses know what it takes to make their employees feel genuinely appreciated.
  5. Positive feedback is a powerful tool.
    Employees who feel appreciated are more likely to give their all and do their best possible work. Managers should try to provide feedback in a manner that does not shatter their employees’ self-esteem. Instead, they can learn to provide suggestions in an instructive way, such as, “This would be even better if” and make sure their employees have the tools and training they need to make the suggested improvements.

Motivational Speakers Motivate Managers

Just as managers can motivate employees to do their best work, a motivational speaker can inspire your managers. A motivated manager will be fired up to do his best work and enable his star employees to do their best work too. From Califtornia to Virginia, motivational speakers provide the inspiration your managers need to empower their employees and make them shine.

Copyright © 2012 Joel Garfinkle, All Rights Reserved. Joel Garfinkle is recognized as one of the top 50 coaches in the U.S., and the author of 7 books, including Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level. He has worked with many of the world’s leading companies, including Google, Deloitte, Amazon, Ritz-Carlton, Gap, Cisco, Oracle, and many more. Subscribe to his Fulfillment at Work Newsletter and receive the FREE e-book, "41 Proven Strategies to Get Promoted Now!"

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