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Manager’s Guide to Motivating Employees 2/E by Anne Bruce

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Chapter 6Riding the Waves of Hope and Trust

Managers Who Trust Themselves Will Trust Others

Motivation is partly based on a vision of hope—the hope of finding meaningful purpose and reaching greater success from our efforts—hope of a better future for ourselves, our families, friends, and coworkers. In other words, hope is like an ocean of possibilities and represents what life could be. When we are motivated to believe in the possibilities, a brighter tomorrow often surfaces. However, for this concept to gain traction in the workplace, first there has to be a strong level of trust between managers and their employees.

If you think about it, levels of trust among teams and within organizations, big and small, often come in waves—and like the ...

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