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  • Writer's pictureAnna Conrad

The Most Overlooked Way to Motivate and Engage Your Team

Most professionals love to learn, but this is often pushed aside as people focus on the never-ending list of things that need to get done. As a manager, don't overlook this tool to increase engagement - and build your successor (after all, it will be hard to get promoted if there is not someone there who can take your place).

In our experience coaching leaders of all levels and all industries, providing employees with growth and learning opportunities will motivate and inspire almost as much as anything else. The person’s Insights style gives guidance on what is important to them.

Analytical Styles

Someone with a dominant Amiable style learns by asking questions, getting into the details, and finding the logic. To motivate a dominant Analytical style to grow, follow these tips:

  • Let them ask questions.

  • Praise their hard work.

  • Allow them time to process and think.

  • Make sure they know what's expected of them.

  • Allow them to create systems and organize.

Driver Styles

Because someone with a dominant Driver style is fast-paced and fiercely independent, don’t expect them to listen to instructions before diving in. They love to figure it out themselves. To motivate someone with a dominant Driver using learning and growth:

  • Give them a challenge.

  • Have them set the goal.

  • Let them be independent and flexible in figuring things out on their own.

  • Recognize their achievements.

  • Allow them to make decisions.

Expressive Styles

People with a dominant Expressive style thrive in a team environment because they are creative and outgoing with high energy.

  • Allow them to rotate between a variety of tasks.

  • Make things hands-on and interactive.

Amiable Styles

Someone with a dominant Amiable style is often observant, competent, and patient. To motivate a dominant Amiable style to grow and learn:

  • Ask them to teach others; this will help them feel needed.

  • Ask them what they need to feel confident.

  • Challenge them, but do not force them.

  • Keep the environment consistent and supportive.

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