Employees are motivated when they feel deeply respected and appreciated for their contributions, and play a part in creating the future with the direction and vision of top leaders.
What Causes Leader Direction and Vision Issues
These are common causes we have seen to be typical of this issue. This list is not exhaustive but helps you to understand some of the potential root causes.
Know your stakeholders. Understanding their perceptions of you is critical. Without knowledge, you are flying by the seat of your pants. As a CEO, you cannot afford to have blindspots.
People get motivated when they feel deeply respected and appreciated for their contributions, and know that it contributed to shared achievements.
Motivation has a high correlation with respect and appreciation. Give it and you get it back. It is the new currency for companies, and there is no excuse to lack that currency... it is free.