His boss believed in him more than he believed in himself. And it changed everything.
Julio Echegoyén, Walmart International Team Leader, P&G, learned early on that the best way to motivate others is more than coming alongside to provide support. It’s about believing that those on your team are capable of achieving success. When you believe in your people, they know it. And it motivates them. Those who need closer guidance are willing to accept it without feeling like you’re looking over their shoulder. And when you believe in and trust those with expertise, they’ll be honest and tell you what you need to hear about how to best move forward.
How can you, as a boss, manager or aspiring leader, be more flexible and better understand where your team is at in their development? How might you apply the right level of leadership to motivate them toward success?