Tag: improving motivation

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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Delegation Success

Have you ever noticed that great leaders are also excellent delegators? Delegation saves time, develops and motivates people, and makes an organization more productive. Therefore, it is fair to say that this is one of the most critical skills for any leader or manager to acquire. For this reason, I encourage every leader to become…

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Commitment to Change

Just like the people who work for them, CEOs and leaders come in all different sizes, shapes, styles, and backgrounds. As you can imagine, those variations influence how their people behave, who they hire, the systems and processes they use, and the strength of the team they have around them, etc. Dave Kurlan of Objective Management…

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Long-Term Motivation

In today’s business environment, it is essential that we find ways to make our organizational resources more productive. In many organizations, the most prominent and expensive resource we have is our people. As a result, a lot of time is spent on creating processes and conditions that drive and motivate our employees. A lot of…

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Set the Right Sales Benchmarks

Benchmarks are funny things. You could create any type of benchmark that would justify your performance, even if your performance is not where it needs to be. There is a great scene from the movie Facing the Giants in which a football coach asks his player to do the “death crawl” drill—crawling down the field…

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Lead Your Team Meetings

Not many of us look forward to meetings. Whether you have them weekly, monthly, or quarterly, they are bound to be accompanied by groans and complaints. This is a problem. These negative responses towards team meetings may be because performance and contribution are down. Your meetings are lacking substance and people are no longer interested…

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Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination is the enemy. In every facet of your life there are deadlines that need to be met. Whether it’s a work project, school project, when your bills are due (yes, those are deadlines too), they are in place for a reason. It’s not called “get it to me when you feel like it” line,…

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Are You Fully Committed and Focused?

One thing that most everyone would agree with is that when someone is fully committed to a priority and they get focused, they get it done. So when I find that people are not reaching their goals or saying that something is too hard to achieve what they are really saying is they are not…

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Biggest Secret to Interviewing

There has been much written on interviewing and selecting talent. As I speak with clients, even those who use some of the best interviewing techniques, the main point is being missed. The key to finding the ideal person for each position is to define “Talent.” The people tasked with filling a position need to ask…

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