Motivation or inspiration: What is your role as a leader?
We often think of inspiration and motivation to be interchangeable concepts; the reality is that they are related yet very different. You can “motivate” your employees to do their work, or you can “inspire” them with seeing how they contribute. When you motivate someone, you are pushing them to do something. The external impetus-motivation to do their work-is coming from you. On the other hand, when you inspire your team, they start to push themselves. You don’t need to provide much motivation because, by inspiring your employees, you are helping them find their inner drive. An inspired workforce is easier to manage, gets more done, and will be more resilient, energetic, and positive.