How to Influence and Motivate Yourself and Your Team for a Personal Best
Ring the bell for success they say.
If you’re going to get the best out of people – help them beat their Personal Best (PB’s) you need to have an understanding of basic Psychology.
You need to understand how to use the power of influence, how to motivate, encourage and challenge the best out of yourself and others.
People like public praise and acknowledgment – especially extroverts.
Tip #1 for more PB’s – Reward the behavior you want repeated.
Reward movement towards pre- established and agreed upon goals.
One of the most powerful forces in Personal Best Elicitation is the Power of Peer Group Pressure
What you Measure is what people pay attention to and perform towards.
The picture tells the story.
In the photo below you will see at least 3 of these forces in action.
1. Peter Durward of Blackburne Property Group is ringing the bell for making another sale.
His team mates hear it.
His team mates acknowledge him for achieving his predetermined goal.
He answers the call.
He meets the challenge.
He gets to ring the bell.
2. You will also see that there is a scoreboard with sales made in the background. It is real time. Every time a sale is made, it is recorded for all to see.
3. His Peers see and hear the bell. His colleagues are either on the board or not. If they haven’t rung the bell for a while or not increased their score, consciously and unconsciously they are feeling the peer pressure.
You also see my darling niece Ella Farnell writing on the PB wall at the recent Australian Under 20 National Athletics Championships.
She jumped a PB (Personal Best) in the Triple Jump and just missed a bronze medal by a mere 5cm.
We were all over the moon.
Ella had set a goal to do a Personal Best jump in either the Long Jump or the Triple Jump (she was representing Victoria in the Under 16 age group.)But more to the point, she achieved her goal:To write her name on the Team PB wall.
We (my brother Peter, his wife Pam, my wife Catherine and I) were all in tears as she did it.
The WA Team were also using Peer Pressure and Public Acknowledgement as a motivational tool in those Championship with their WA PB wall and Medal Wall…
By using these inter-related powers of Motivation and Influence you can set an environment that fosters, encourages and challenges high performance, best performance – PB’s
How are you using these Powers of Influence to get more PB’s from your team?