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How can we motivate you as a leader?

Example #1
"I gain motivation through words of encouragement and compensation based rewards. For instance, I could compete for a gift card or a contest where I can earn a bigger holiday party budget for my team. Being a leader comes naturally to me, so I don't find it to be a taxing task very often. My competitive nature keeps me internally motivated, as well."
Example #2
"I feel motivated when I work in a trust-filled, positive, and collaborative environment. When I can trust my team and am offered trust in return, I feel empowered to work even harder."
Example #3
"I am motivated by shout out's and recognition for my team members when they perform well. As a manager, I take a lot of time motivating my teams. When I have the opportunity to reward them through recognition from the corporate head office, it is extra motivating."
Example #4
"What motivates me is the potential to continue to grow with a quality company. I value recognition, especially when this recognition presents an opportunity to take my career to the next level. I value a company that appreciates not only me but all of its employees. Loyalty is rare these days, and it's something I truly value."
Example #5
"I am a very competitive person and find a great deal of motivation through sales contests and challenging but achievable goals. I am motivated to win, learn, and grow professionally."
Example #6
"I'm competitive, and also love praise when it is meaningful. Being in sales, of course, I gain motivation through financial rewards. I love opportunities to tap into accelerated growth based on my sales performance."
Example #7
"You can motivate me, as an educator, by noticing the great things I do for my students. If a parent calls to mention their child's learning has improved, I want to hear about it. Kind words of appreciation drive my motivation. I like to know my efforts are making an impact."
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