5 Questions to Positive Energy

Organizational energy is leadership’s responsibility. Negative energy is the result of neglect or ignorance.

Successful leaders energize others.

energy and results

Focus on energy:

In as little as five minutes, you can energize a team member. But, leaders who persistently focus on problems create negative environments.

Remarkable results require and produce positive energy.

What are you doing to generate positive energy? If you don’t know what you’re doing to generate positive energy, odds are your organization endures negative energy.

Generate energy:

Generate positive energy by asking team members five simple questions.

5 questions to energy:

  1. What are you doing that’s working? (Listen for behaviors.)
  2. What’s important to you about that? (Listen for motivation.)
  3. How could you do more ________? (Name one of the behaviors from question one.)
  4. How can I help?
  5. Could we talk about this next week?. Set a follow up date. (Optional follow up if it seems appropriate.)

Got five minutes:

The “five question” conversation could happen over coffee or while walking down the hall, in as little as five minutes.

Every leader wants energized teams. But, when asked, leaders often don’t have examples of energy generating activities.

Successful leaders monitor, manage, and generate positive energy.

Can you think of a leader who generates positive energy? What do they do?