Finding it challenging to drive your employees to perform at their best? You may want to consider the following 5 strategies of Appreciative Leadership, or the ability to boost good performance through positivity at work.

Inquiry involves asking employees to share about their thoughts and feelings on the situations that they are facing. Ask questions that focus on creating solutions as opposed to finding faults.

Illumination is about emphasising employees’ talents by identifying and making full use of their strengths. Through this strengths-based approach, employees will feel more confident and driven at work.

Inclusion refers to involving employees to be a part of the decision-making process, especially on work areas that impact them. This will increase their sense of belonging and commitment towards supporting the company in achieving its goals.

Inspiration concerns providing employees with a sense of purpose and direction by sharing the company’s mission, vision, values and goals. Apart from inspiring hope amongst employees, the leadership should engage them regularly in achieving new milestones.

Integrity involves building trust and collaboration at work. Leaders need to communicate their expectations to employees and be their role models by walking the talk. When leaders carry themselves with integrity, their team members would feel that the leaders can be depended upon.


The above excerpt is our compilation of ideas for business leaders in the areas of people management, leadership, and workplace happiness. 

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