Quotes are powerful words that can truly drive a person.
This is why famous sayings are often used to convey learning and push a person to think and act.
One of the many ways to take team engagement to the next level is to send them meaningful quotes on a regular basis.
These quotes are curated to be thought-provoking, motivational and inspirational.
Since it’s coming from you, their leader, your team will give importance to it and will surely get to know you more in terms of your beliefs, guiding principles and knowledge.
While this may seem simple, the effort and the time that you spent will surely be appreciated by your team. In fact, they will look forward to it on a regular basis.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Decide on timing
The typical timing is on Mondays. This is early in the morning and set to motivate the team to jump start their day.
Another good time to send this is on Wednesdays. It’s the middle of the week and employees typically need a little pick me in up to get through the week.
The other good time to send this is on Fridays. The theme on Fridays is typically light hearted and humorous.
Whatever the timing you decide. Make sure to stick to it. Consistency is key.
2. Choose a quote.
There are literally thousands of websites out there where you can find leadership quotes. If you have the time, go ahead and browse through them.
If not, you can use my compilation so it will be easier for you to use in this activity. Check it out here.
The compilation of quotes include 30 Motivational and Leadership quotes that you can use immediately. It’s in Jpeg format so all you have to do is choose one and attach it to your email.
It’s that simple. No more browsing and going through pages after pages. I already did that for you.
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3. Record the quotes in a spreadsheet
Believe me that the list will expand especially if you send quotes 2-3 times a week. It’s best to note down the quotes on one side and your thoughts on another side.
Here’s how I did mine:
4. Set up your Outlook to schedule the quotes
I suggest automating sending the quotes so you don’t have to think about it too much and focus on other tasks. You can schedule it to go out at a certain time and day which helps in being consistent .
Here’s how to do it in Outlook:
So there you have it!
Sending a quote of the day is easy and it will create an inspirational work environment over time.
P.S. If you tried this Engagement Tip, please don’t forget to give me a shout out at [email protected]
About Daisy Casio
Daisy Casio is a Passionate Operations Leader with over 16 years of work experience in various leadership roles. She has run diverse teams in multiple locations and has built teams from the ground up. She is the Founder of ChampLeaders Blog dedicated to transforming leaders to Champions. She writes about leadership, management, productivity, career tips, team engagement and many more.