Last Updated May 5, 2010 12:43 PM EDT
What's the key to motivational success?
You can tell us by taking our a poll on what (or who) motivates you to go the
extra mile at work. But
In the meantime, here's how five of the world's most successful (male) leaders inspire their staff according to an excellent article on AskMen:
- Donald Trump, Property mogul
- Phil Knight, Nike's founder
- Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder
- Steve Jobs, Apple CEO
- Arnold Schwarzenegger, 38th Governor of California A senior communications staffer once said "Arnold makes me a better person." That's the point, isn't it? To make people around you feel better about themselves. Arnold pushes his staff to continuously improve their lives. One man once told me he's never exercised or consumed as much trail mix in his life! Arnold's passion for life and for achievement are both quite infectious.
It is also the relentless pursuit of innovation that drives Knight and those around him. Knight tells colleagues that he rarely has time to reflect on the past, because every six months is a new lifetime and he's always thinking about how to stay two steps ahead of the game
Branson is well known for encouraging fresh ideas. He even keeps a notebook in his pocket to write them down in case he's away from his office -- which he usually is. Branson is always interested in learning new things and he encourages others to do the same.
We all want to follow people who paint a vision of a future so bright you need shades. That's where Jobs succeeds
(Picture: Joi, CC2.0)