Boosting Low Morale

Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us.” ~ 1 Samuel 14:6

When morale is low, the leader must do productive things to give the team a boost. In the beginning, any movement is a great victory. But to create positive morale, you need to pick up some speed. You need to be productive. After all, you can’t steer a parked car!

To get the team moving:

  • Model behavior that has a high return – People do what people see. The best way for them to learn what you expect of them is to model it yourself.
  • Develop relationships with people of potential – To get any team going in the right direction, you need players who can produce. Find the people who have the potential to be productive and start with them. Don’t ask too much of them too soon. Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand.
  • Set up small victories and talk teammates through them – Nothing helps people grow in skill and confidence like having some wins under their belts. Begin with the people who have the greatest potential.
  • Communicate vision – Keep the vision before your team continually because vision gives team members direction and confidence.
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