Category: Motivation

How Does Impatience Affect Leadership?

Every leader has a behavioral style that defines how they are seen by others. No matter what that behavioral make-up is, you will find that it has positive and negative traits. Some of those negative traits can have a significant impact on one’s ability to lead others. One trait I have found prevalent among people…

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10 Ways Leaders Destroy Employee Motivation

If you are honest, you are probably thinking right now about how to motivate some or many of your employees. Maybe you’ve tried the common quick fixes such as motivational speakers, group outings, training, team-building exercises, changing compensation programs, adjusting organization structure, adjusting the office space, and other such low-impact maneuvers. You may see some…

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Profit from Employee Ideas

Offering employees a say in the decisions that affect them is one of the best tools for engaging their hearts, minds and souls so they are motivated to give their all – and to make better choices as a company. However, many business leaders have let employee engagement fall by the wayside while trying to navigate the post-recession economy – and inadvertently made it harder to achieve the results they want.

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Moving Forward From a Position of Strength

It has been a difficult few years for many businesses, some have not been able to sustain and have closed their doors, but many have been able to tread water and make it through. Of these most find themselves in precarious situations of a lack of adequate cash flow, lost customers or market share or…

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5 Ways to Create Motivation

Team and employee motivation is a constant challenge for business leaders and managers. It’s a common problem because we fail to see the truth: people cannot be motivated. When I coach management teams, I tell them that the way to motivate employees is to create work environments that breed motivation. Creating a motivational environment is…

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3 Myths That Kill Motivation

We all want to see 100 percent effort in our workforce every day, but most of us struggle to achieve that level of motivation. Maybe you’ve tried motivational speakers and management trainers, and maybe you’ve even told everybody what you expect, and still experience the same mediocre results. If you continue to throw the same…

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