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25 Ways to Lead, Inspire and Motivate Your Team to Greatness

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You are only as good as your team. It is your job as a leader to set the bar, inspire, and motivate your team to reach greatness.

Sitting back and focusing only on your personal goals will not benefit your team or help your brand grow. Here are 25 ways to steer your team to greatness.

The only way you are going to know what your team needs from you in order to be more successful is to listen to them. Sometimes simply listening can help you to identify ways you can provide what is needed.

Awards and recognition are great, and some employees feed off that. But your team will perform much better when they know that they have your respect. Show respect for their hard work and dedication -- it will create a much more productive team.

Related: Move Away From Shame-Based Management to Inspire Productivity

A true leader will step back and let his team do their jobs without standing over their shoulders. If you made the correct hiring decision, then you need to trust your team members to perform. There is no need for micromanagement -- if you made the wrong choice you need to take responsibility and correct it.

Your habits and leadership will rub off on your team. If you disappear for a few hours at lunch time or dip out early to play a round of golf, you aren't leading by example. You should never dip below the bar you set and expect your team to perform at.

If your team knows they can come to you at any time with a problem, concern or suggestion and you will hear them out, then it is going to help create a well-oiled machine.

Setting goals and crushing them with record-breaking revenue numbers is always great, but you can also inspire your team by enforcing what your company's purpose is. Every successful product or service solves a problem --........

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