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How Great Leaders Motivate Other People

I’ve been exploring employee motivation and how great leaders motivate other people. This topic comes up frequently in my coaching practice: If it weren’t hard enough to motivate ourselves when tired or bored, it’s even harder to persuade others into action. At one time, it was believed that you used rewards (carrots) to encourage behaviors and […]
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7 Signs of Negative Leadership Motivation

Great leaders understand negative motivation; you certainly don’t have to look far to see people demotivated. In the global workforce today, more than 50 percent of employees are disengaged while only about 17 percent are “actively disengaged” according to recent Gallup data. Gallup has been collecting surveys on employee engagement since 2000 and the problem […]
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Employee Motivation: What’s Your Score?

As a leader, how well do you score in employee motivation? Let’s face it: no matter your formal role or position in an organization, you are a motivator. Colleagues need to complete tasks, partners need to do their share, and employees need to become self-sufficient and responsible. 
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Boredom at Work: 6 Tips to Change It

Boredom at work may be more common than we let on. I hear from some of the clients I coach that not every day is filled with excitement and passion for their work. Although they may be doing what they love in careers they’ve worked long and hard for, sometimes tasks are routine. Others may […]
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Bring Out the Best:
Maintain Excellence in Uncertain Times

How can busy managers bring out the best in people? Nothing is as difficult as managing people in uncertain times. With the rapidly changing competitive environment and new technologies, it’s hard to keep up. Dr. Edward Hallowell, in his book, Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People suggests five steps to […]
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3 More Steps to Bring Out the Best in People

In my last post, I talked about research from brain science psychiatrist Dr. Edward Hallowell. In his book, Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People, he suggests five steps to bring out the best in people. I wrote about Step 1: Select, the importance of putting the right people in the […]
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5 Steps to Bring Out the Best in Teams

How can you be sure to bring out the best in people? If you’re on a team and responsible for results, you know how hard it can be to get everyone engaged and pulling in the right direction. Energy sprays every which way and then fades like Champagne bubbles. In my last post, I talked […]
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Use Brain Science to
Bring Out the Best in People

What are you doing to bring out the best in people for peak performance? While no management guru has found the golden key to unlocking the full panoply of human potential at work, research sheds new light on the possibilities. As far back as a 2005 Harris poll, 33 percent of 7,718 employees surveyed believed […]
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How Do Leaders Bring Out the Best in People?

How do you bring out the best in people? Managers want their people to achieve excellence at work. Leaders and managers alike know that they can’t achieve expected business results without the participation and engagement of individuals and teams. Without people motivated for peak performance, companies will go out of business. Peak performance is defined […]
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Tackling Employee Engagement
with Technology

I’ve been reviewing the latest employee engagement survey results published by Gallup that show only slight improvements over the last decade. With so many organizations focusing on Employee Engagement, why aren’t engagement levels across the world increasing? Here is the last of seven trends in engagement programs as reported by David Mizne, on 15five.com in […]
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