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Motivation References for Positive Relationships

In 150-250 original APP format with at least one reference: Leaders must ensure that they build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues and subordinates. In addition, positive relationships have been shown to improve motivation of employees. Discuss some techniques for relationship building in an organization. REAL LIFE APPLICATION: Motivation is very important amongst employees in an organization, and many times leadership is involved in helping motivate employees. What are some of the techniques that have been used by leaders to help motivate you to do a good job? Do you think it is up to a leader to motivate you to perform? Why or why not? If you were a leader, what would you do to try to motivate your employees?

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First, I think it's essential to understand there is a slight difference between being a leader and a manager wthin an organization. According to Bennis (1994), below are a couple of differences between managers and leaders:

1. The manager administers; the leader innovates.

2. The manager is a copy; the leader is an original.

3. The manager maintains; the leader develops.

4. The manager focuses on systems and structure; the leader focuses on people.

5. The manager relies on control; the leader inspires trust.

6. The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective.

7. The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.

Leaders have a sense of emotional intelligence that managers may not have. Emotional intelligence allows the leader to understand the underlying emotions of employees and leaders are ...

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Motivation references for positive relationships are examined.