The success of a team depends upon how well it is lead. A good leader inspires his or her team members and infuses confidence in them to work towards the better. Within a team each member has his or her own set of qualities and specific milestones.  As a leader, one should recognize them and motivate their members to work together to bring out a strong unit in their domain.
Here are 8 ways to encourage and motivate your team to perform their best individually as well as effectively contribute for the greater good of the whole team.

  1. Respect and Equality

It is important to create a sense of equality in the team. A leader should respect everyone’s effort and views and provide them with equal opportunities to grow within the team.


  1. Reward for Effort

If a team member is ardent towards his work and puts in sincere efforts to emerge out with good results, then as a leader it is evident that his diligence be acknowledged by rewarding him with incentives. This not gives encouragement as an individual level but also provides a driving force for the whole team to strive for betterment.


  1. Be a leader Not a Boss

Becoming a leader brings in responsibility while some see it so, others see it as a position of power, this often leads to mismanagement of the team. A clear difference between a boss and a leader is that a leader assists his team members in their growth while a boss imposes himself over his team as a person of authority. This creates an air of negativity and reluctance towards the work among the team.


  1. Inspire

The best way to motivate your team is by setting an example forth them. Offering a vision of accomplishments inside the company will help your team mates foresee where their efforts can lead them to and what initiatives can they take up to improve an grow in the right direction.


  1. Get, Set Goal!

A team which is not clear with its goals leads to nowhere. Patching the eyes of the team in the name of effort is like finding a black cat in a coal mine. Leaders should make it very clear to the team about their goals. This should be done at an individual level as well when the distribution of the tasks takes in. A good leader should also assure the members that their goals are much achievable with efforts and time.


  1. Roles and Responsibility

All the team mates should know their roles before they begin their tasks. It is equally important that no team member should think of themselves as a lesser valuable resource to the team. Such clarity generates a sense of responsibility and focus within the team members.



  1. Be Positive but be genuine

Every team has to undergo stress and constraints over time and it is required to drive the team ahead and sail smoothly through the storms. Only a leader who knows how to carry his army with a positive attitude has the ability to do so. Being patient and positive yet not being blind and ignorant towards the tasks pours confidence into the team, a pure aspect of success.


  1. Reset the mood 

Remember that after all your team members are persons. It is not just the hard work and focus that will keep them going. A little break from the office mood will only reset the energy levels of the team. After a good effort or achieving a milestone lower down the constraints levels to keep the team going.