Know your role and become an inspiration
Employees need guidance and inspiration from their managers and the people they trust and respect. As a manager, you need to understand what your role is and look for different ways to inspire your employees.
Become a role model
What qualities do you look for with your friends and other people that you are attracted to? What type of people do you like to work with? As a manager, you have a responsibility to become a role model for your employees. Show them that you know how to be a trustworthy person by being honest, respectful, showing integrity, and having a devotion to your staff.
When you are a good person and you portray these positive qualities to others, they will have a strong desire to follow you wherever you go and they will look forward to working for your company because of your positive influence.
Be willing to learn
As a role model, you need to be willing to learn from all the people around you. Sometimes your employees will know more about certain things and you have a duty to learn from them to help you do your job better. Let your employees teach you once and awhile and teach them things once and awhile. The support and strength you give one another will help you both learn how to work together and to have mutual respect for the different skills and qualities you each bring to the table.
A good leader is able to think positive, even when things are tough. Try to stay positive as much as possible as this will uplift the attitudes of all the people around you. When you are a positive thinker, your employees will appreciate that you are always looking for a good solution instead of accepting defeat when things get tough.
A positive attitude makes you an approachable person and people will be able to come to you with any problem and leave feeling happy and like there is some sort of solution to that problem. Think about all the people you work with and the difference a person with a positive attitude makes and strive to be like this person.
To become a role model, you need to dig deeply inside yourself and pick out all of your good qualities and use them to your advantage. If you have a strong devotion to your staff, make sure they see this. They need to see all of your positive qualities so they can pick out a few that they would like to emulate.
If you have a hard time digging deep inside yourself to pull out your positive qualities, head to a therapist. They will be able to see all of the great qualities you have and how you can use them in the workplace to inspire and lead your employees.
What motivates you?
If you would like to become a role model, you have to find out what motivates you. What makes you get up for work in the morning and makes you have the desire to go to work? You can use your inspiration to your advantage and have it help your employees find their inspiration that makes them come to work.
Be mindful of your employees needs and recognize that once and awhile you and your employees will need to have breaks from work. This may mean that you all need to take an afternoon off work and do something fun like go-cart racing or even going out for a long lunch break together. Getting out of the office can do wonders for a lot of people and it will help to reduce the stress and anxiety level in the workplace.