To lead your colleagues successfully you need to build people’s enthusiasm about their tasks and targets. Become an engaging leader by following these top tips for your team:

  • Engage people to find meaning in their work: help them to understand that their work is important and worthwhile.

  • Have and show a genuine interest in each person: find out each individual’s aspirations, needs, interests, talents, concerns, and so on.

  • Appreciate that people want to contribute; engage people fully in their work to enable them to use their talents and have a sense of fulfilment.

  • Speak your mind: say what you think while always acting with good intentions.

  • Give people your total attention: listen intently and ask searching questions to improve mutual understanding in conversations about work.

  • Build commitment to achieve objectives through engaging people to take ownership of their work.

  • Strengthen your connections and relationships with everyone who works for and with you.

  • Avoid meaningless language and be aware of making assumptions about the meaning of the language others are using.

  • Ensure absolute clarity about agreed actions and deadlines for completing them.

  • Encourage and reinforce shared accountability for success.