4 emotions leaders should strive to bring out in their teams

Jarod Cogswell

Jarod Cogswell is fired up.

If you’ve ever met Jarod, that won’t surprise you. He’s a high-energy, ‘El Tigre’ type of guy who gets up early, makes his bed and finishes his morning workout before most people have drank their coffee.  

As a business coach and keynote speaker, Jarod is a natural fit for Global Sessions and the team of creative, adventurous and passionate individuals who make the magic happen for our clients. Jarod brings decades of business leadership, coaching and motivational speaking, and when we combine his energy on stage with our expertise in events and adventures our groups get a team building experience unlike anything else out there.  

We asked Jarod what gets him so fired up about what he does. Here’s what he said:

“My purpose in my life, without a doubt, is to enhance the lives of others,” Jarod says. “That’s what gets me out of bed every day, and it’s what sets my heart on fire. I love the feeling of working with others and helping them find their “spark” for life and their careers.

Positive emotion for what we do is vital. I have worked with many remarkable business cultures and I can honestly say these companies thrive not because of a great product or service, but mainly because of their individual team members and their emotional investment into the brand that employs and supports them.”

As we’ve heard Jarod say many times, there’s a big difference between leaders and managers. Leaders motivate, managers dictate. Leaders connect and inspire their teams, which ultimately drives productivity; managers focus on results instead of the people they rely on to achieve them.  

“When you focus on your people, production tends to take care of itself. Lead your teams to feel their best, and they will perform their best.”

Jarod Cogswell

Here are the four emotions that Jarod says leaders should strive to bring out in their teams: 

1. Excitement

Hiring and retaining individuals that can align their purpose or why with your vision, mission, and core values is essential for brand motivation. There’s nothing better than having team members show up in the workplace with high energy and enthusiasm to do the work they believe in.

2. Belonging

Collaboration and trust are essential to a world class business team. When team members work with those that they can consider friends and people they like, it’s a huge boost for morale. The more social they are together, the better the connectivity, as well as, the value of their jobs. When you’re on the right team, you’re never alone. That’s a comforting feeling, and highlights the importance of relationship building activities.

3. Pride

I love when I hear someone “brag” about where they work. It means that they have pride for what they do, affection for the brand and subconsciously understand that they must bring their individual “A” game each and every day. Are your employees bragging about working for your business?

4. Commitment

The best companies attract, retain and fully support the best people. In return, they love their company back. They embody the brand, protect it, as well as, one another. Genuinely care for your committed team members and they will take care of you and your business.

Global Sessions creates and facilitates long-term, results-driven programs that have a proven impact on growing and maintaining positive company culture. Our team building company’s mission is to connect people in lasting ways, facilitating fun with a purpose. If you’re serious about transforming your group into a successful, high-functioning team, we can help. Contact us to book your next team building event, or fill out our discovery form to start planning.