Leaders Speak: Successful Motivation and Inspiration in Local Government


On Friday, May 17, 2024, LeaderGov hosted a workshop for Local Government leaders on Inspiration and Motivation. Highlighted below is a summary of their insights into how they approach motivation and inspiration for their teams.  

If you’d like training for your local government team on this or other leadership topics, email us at [email protected].

Differences between Motivation and Inspiration

Understanding the difference between motivation and inspiration is crucial. Inspiration is self-driven and internal, igniting a personal passion within individuals. In contrast, motivation is often external, relying on persuasion and aimed at task completion. Inspiration stimulates mental engagement, fostering a deeper connection to the work, while motivation typically drives immediate action.

Challenges to Motivation as a Leadership Tool

During the workshop participants highlighted several challenges in keeping their teams motivated. Burnout and heavy workloads...

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