6 approaches to inspire and motivate

Inspiring and motivating others is the most difficult leadership competency to develop, according to results taken from more than 87,000 leaders.

Why is this component of leadership, which is completely necessary, so difficult to harness?

Forbes contributor Joseph Folkman explained in a recent article that there are two mysteries that make knowing how to inspire others so challenging: (1) it is hard to know what needs to be done to inspire others and (2) people inspire in different ways.

He lists six of the most successful approaches to inspiring and motivating others. The list includes:

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