Category Archives: Motivation

Quit Trying to Motivate People and Focus on These 3 Things Instead

What if I said you were wasting your time trying to motivate your employees? Would you think I’ve committed leadership heresy? Would you say I’ve gone off the deep end and lost touch with the reality? Maybe I am a heretic. … Continue reading

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Ditch the New Year’s Resolution and Do This One Thing Instead

Admit it, you’re in trouble with your New Year’s resolution, aren’t you? That’s okay, you’re not alone. Surveys show that just a few days into the new year, 22% of people have already broken their resolution, 11% have abandoned it altogether, … Continue reading

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3 Warning Signs You’re Leading on Autopilot

I often find myself driving my car on auto-pilot. No, my car doesn’t actually have autopilot (although Tesla is testing one that does!), but I’ll find myself mentally on autopilot. Since the vast majority of time when I drive I’m … Continue reading

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Leaders Must Identify the Place, Clear the Path, and Set the Pace

If you think you’re leading and no one is following, then you’re only taking a walk. Leadership is about going somewhere. It’s about getting a group of people to mesh their talents, work together, and move from point A to … Continue reading

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Catch People Doing Something Right – 4 Ways to Build Workplace Morale

Creating a workplace culture that breeds high morale and engagement doesn’t happen by accident. It requires leadership – wise, empathetic, discerning, thoughtful, strategic, and caring leadership. And it’s a leadership you can’t fake. It has to flow from the ethos … Continue reading

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