Motivating Others

Inspires others' commitment to their work and organizational excellence.

Key Behaviors
  • Acknowledges achievements and contributions
  • Helps others see the personal benefits of doing their job well
  • Encourages others to do their best
  • Looks for and uses new, creative ways to motivate others
  • Helps others identify their long range plans and goals
  • Maintains and communicates a positive, yet realistic outlook, in spite of organizational challenges in order to sustain morale
  • Recognizes and tackles morale problems
  • Uses a variety of approaches to energize and inspire others
  • Communicates a vision of excellence for others that motivates them to improve

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.