Are you still passionate about your vision? Do you feel like your team is performing below their potential?
Is employee morale low? Does your organization feel like a train at a dead station? Are your people not giving you their best effort or their best ideas?
If that sounds like you or your organization, you need to look to the Law of the Big Mo and harness the power of the leader’s best friend: momentum.
Boost employee morale with the Law of the Big Mo
As a leader, your team is looking up to you for inspiration and motivation. They feed off your passion and enthusiasm. If you are down, then the whole organization will be down. This is why you need momentum.
According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace report, 85% of employees are not engaged or actively disengaged at work. Besides, this dismal employee engagement was attributed to bad management.
When you have no momentum, the simplest tasks seem impossible, morale becomes low, and the future appears dark. On the other hand, when you have momentum, the future looks bright, obstacles appear small, and employee engagement is high.
If you want your organization to succeed, you must find a way to motivate, inspire, and fuel the passion of your employees or team members. You must learn, live, and leverage the Law of the Big Mo.
Why the Law of the Big Mo is your best friend
- Momentum is like a magnifying glass. It makes things look bigger than they are. When your team is winning, everything seems to be working. When you have momentum, you don’t worry about small problems, and larger problems seem to work themselves out.
- Momentum makes you look better than you are. Once you create some success and develops momentum, people think you are a genius and want to associate themselves with you. Momentum changes people’s perspective of you, they forget about your mistakes and look past your shortcomings.
- Momentum helps people perform better than they are. When leadership is strong and there is momentum in your organization, people are motivated and inspired to perform at higher levels. They become effective beyond their hopes and expectations.
How to leverage the Law of the Big Mo
How do you create momentum in yourself and in your organization?
- Accept that you are responsible to create momentum. Followers will catch the fire of momentum. Good managers will use it to their advantage. Everyone will enjoy the benefits it bring. But only a leader can create it. If you are waiting for someone to motivate you as a leader, then whatever you are leading is in trouble. It is your responsibility to initiate momentum and keep it going.
- Model enthusiasm. Your followers have to feel your energy. If you don’t believe in the vision and enthusiastically pursue it, nobody else will. But if you model enthusiasm to your people day in day out, you will begin to see forward progress and you will begin to generate momentum.
- Help your team experience a few wins. You can inspire your team and move them forward if you could help them experience a few wins. It will build their confidence, give them hope, adn make them believe they can do it again.
If you want to benefit from the Law of the Big Mo, boost morale in your organization, and increase the productivity of your team, you must take responsibility as the leader, model enthusiasm, and find a way to make your team experience a few wins.