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The author shows how managers in education can contribute to school improvement, and focus on the essential personal and practical management skills needed to instill a positive team culture.

Motivating Members of the Team
Motivating members of the team

The ability to motivate others is – next to delegating – perhaps the most quintessential management skill. It involves not only the provision of an amenable working environment, but also of intrinsic interest, responsibility and recognition.

(Lessem, 1991)
Introduction

Today's increasing pressure on schools to perform well means that a highly motivated staff is vital to achieve improvements. Therefore, learning how to motivate the team has become an essential skill for team leaders. For good reasons, motivation has become one of the buzz-words of modern leadership and management. How often do we hear, and possibly use, phrases like: ‘He lacks motivation’, ‘Pat really knows how to motivate her team – they'll do anything for her’, ‘We need to motivate ...

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