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How does your manager inspire you?                                                                                     What makes an inspiring leader?

                                                                                                                               •  They share success

                                                                                                                               •  Sharing someone’s success over your own, shows a great deal of pride for that person and
        Inspire                                                                                                                    their achievement.
        1.     Fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do
        something creative. (Oxford Dictionaries | English, 2018)                                                              •  Receiving this gesture from a leader, will empower employees and encourage them to

                                                                                                                                   share successes of their colleagues too.

                                                                                                                               •  Expressing how you bring value to the business

                                                                                                                               •  Telling employees personally how they bring value to the business, communicates the
                                                                                                                                   impact their hard work is having.  This is rewarding and motivating.

                                                                                                                               •  Takes time to catch up

                                                                                                                               •  Taking that time out of a busy meeting scheduled diary to catch up with your team shows
                                                                                                                                   your dedication to supporting them.

                                                                                                                               •  It helps build rapport with your employees

                                                                                                                               •  Including them

                                                                                                                               •  Asking for opinions and seeking feedback involves people in the decision making and
                                                                                                                                   helps them feel connected and valued.

        A nice positive response, with only a handful of voters who chose ‘they don’t inspire you’.

        There are many obvious reasons why it is important you inspire your employees, but because
        they are so obvious they can sometimes be missed. An inspiring leader will lead a team who
        are willing and more open to achieve above and beyond for not only themselves but their
        manager too. Inspired employees are likely to be more creative and innovative, they may
        provide more discretionary effort when they feel valued and motivated.

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