The Zen of Employee Motivation

Lead Change Blog

Under all the complexity of the systems you build, your employee attraction, retention, and motivation strategies, salaries, evaluations, progressive discipline, titles, promotions, job descriptions and all the other clutter we [.]. Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership K.I.S.S.

May 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Let's Grow Leaders

The post May 2013 Leadership Development Carnival appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. What an amazing line-up contributions for the May Leadership Development Carnival. A heartfelt thanks to all the thought leaders who contributed to this diverse collection.

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Staying Motivated: How to Prime Your Pump

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Growth motivation Posted in Leadership Development “Let him that would move the world, first move himself.” ” — Socrates “Rev it up!” “ I’m pumped!” “Shake it loose!” Where does this type of energy come from?

The Minimalist Guide to Motivating Your Employees

Lead Change Blog

I could almost hear his anguish… A young supervisor had gone to Twitter in desperation: “How can I ever motivate my team? Leadership Development employee engagement Employee Motivation environment Expectations Growth motivation team motivation

Best Leadership Books of 2013

Leading Blog

The list below represents my picks for the best leadership books of 2013. * * *. A reflective reading of this book will cause you to look more deeply into your own motivations and behaviors, live authentically and lead from who you are. L EADERSHIP IS is an inside job. All of these titles help us to look at ourselves more deeply by asking the right questions.

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Tips for Motivating Employees

Lead on Purpose

Each employee has a particular way they get things done, but it is your job as their leader to motivate them to work together. There are several different ways to go about motivating your employees; some are tried and true, and others may be things you have never done before.

Employee Rewards: It’s All About Motivation

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Workplace Issues If your employees are getting the job done and they don’t complain too much, why change anything, right? Wrong. Whether you are in charge of thousands of employees, or just a few, it is still important that you reward them in the right way.

How to Motivate the Unmotivated

Leadership Freak

They were motivated. Author Book Notes Influence Leading Marks of leaders Motivation Taking others higher Interview Leadership Leadership Development organizational successPressure and coercion don’t work for long. Successful leaders inspire and ignite, they don’t pressure. Now, they work when you’re around and doze when you’re not. What a difference three months makes. Coercion, pressure, or rewards may work momentarily.

Motivate with a Memorable “Vision Phrase” that Matters

Michael Lee Stallard

When you communicate a memorable vision phrase that matters, the people you lead will be more motivated to help achieve it. At TCU, people are motivated by a vision phrase TCU uses as a tagline: “Learning to Change the World.”

The June 3rd, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the June 3rd, 2013 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Julie Winkle Giulioni from presents Want to Kill Young Workers'' Motivation and Drive? You''ve heard of "speed dating"?

What Motivates You? 360 Degree Perceptions

Let's Grow Leaders

What motivates you? What would your friends say motives you? The post What Motivates You? Fear and Courage grow your career Listening 360 feedback motivation motivators what motivates you How about your mom? Your boss? Your kids? It’s been a while since we did some real work together at Let’s Grow Leaders. Today I challenge you to a short-term experiment that I picked up reading What Keeps Leaders Up at Night. More to come on [.]

9 Ways to Motivate Employees When You Don’t Set the Goals

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Workplace Issues employee engagement Employee Motivation empower empowerment goals motivation Posted in Leadership Development Workplace Issues [link] What Now? Julia slammed her laptop shut and slumped over her desk. What are they thinking? My team’s gonna hate this!” We had just sat down to discuss her goals when the email arrived from her regional manager.

Motivational Myths

Chris Brady

In life, in business, or wherever, it is necessary to find sources of motivation to help maintain peak performance. My business partner and often co-author Orrin Woodward once said, "If you don't. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

February 2013 Leadership Development Carnival


Welcome to the February 2013 Leadership Development Carnival. Andy Uskavitch from SuperVISION Motivation on the importance of Communication and Partnerships. This month’s Carnival offers an array of fresh insights for a fresh year.

Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared?

Chart Your Course

Meanwhile, of the hiring managers that are looking at 2013 graduates, the majority only plans to hire one or two this year. via Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared? The post Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared? By Ashley Bowers.

A Look Back At My Top 10 Leadership Insights From 2013

Tanveer Naseer

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Motivation and Transparency: The Conversation Continues

Let's Grow Leaders

Today’s post is a follow-up to our June 21st discussion: What Motives You: 360 degree Perceptions. I challenged you to explore your motivation through introspection and conversation. Write down 3 or 4 sentences that you believe truly describe what motivates you. The post Motivation and Transparency: The Conversation Continues appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Related Stories What Motivates You? motivation 360 feedback motivators perceptions

Vote for Multiplier of the Year 2013

Lead Change Blog

He''s passionate about energizing motivated people to make a positive difference. Posted in Meet LeadChange [link] One of our members and Instigator, Karin Hurt (@letsgrowleaders) has been selected as one of 5 Multipliers of the Year by The Wiseman Group.

21 Entrepreneurs Explain Why 2013 Is the Year to Start a Business

Women on Business

Now, it’s time to take that question to the next step and ask if 2013 is the year you should start a business. 2013 is the year to make it happen.” Get the details: 22 Reasons to Start a Business in 2013 | via

3 Ways how employee motivation gets destroyed!

Bernd Geropp

Ways to destroy employee motivation Photo: JaneB/ Resource: Lots of managers want to motivate their employees. You don’t need to motivate but you have to take care that you don’t demotivate. Leadership @en demotivation Motivation

Top 100 Most Socially-Shared Leadership Blogs 2013

Lead Change Blog

Lead Change Group was recognized at #5 on the list of the Top 100 Most Socially-Shared Leadership Blogs of 2013 by the Center for Organization Management and Effectiveness (CMOE). He''s passionate about energizing motivated people to make a positive difference.

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What’s the Best Way to Motivate you Employees? Give them Freedom.

Great Leadership By Dan

However, as a manager, you’ve got the ability to tap into one of the most powerful motivational tools available to you – giving employees freedom and autonomy in how they do their work! empowerment Drive daniel pink management motivation delegation

The Best Motivational Tool We Love to Hate

Terry Starbucker

And much like the college professor who had the threat of a failing grade to motivate me to action, leaders need to back their deadlines up with clear consequences. When I was in school I hated deadlines. Absolutely hated them.

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The McKinsey Quarterly: Ten Most Popular Articles (3Q 2013)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries "The coming era of “on-demand” marketing" Alex Marrs David Edelman Disruptive technologies Elizabeth Mohr Jacques Bughin James Manyika Martin Dewhurst Matthew Guthridge Michael Chui Motivating people: Getting beyond money Peter Bisson Peter Dahlström Richard Dobbs The McKinsey Quarterly: Ten Most Popular Articles (3Q 2013 These are three of the ten most popular articles as selected by the McKinsey Quarterly‘s readers.

If You Want to Motivate Someone, Shut Up

Leadership Freak

Raise your hand if you say, “I know you can do it,” to motivate. Recent research suggests that feeling like you can’t motivates more than feeling like you can. Verbal encouragement may not be as encouraging as you believe. Brandon Irwin’s research indicates that working out in the gym with someone who is better than […]. Coaching Encouragement Feedback Leading Taking others higher Leadership Development Management organizational success

The December 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Leadership at the Movies Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

Smith Goes to Washington shows how wide-eyed optimism and belief in people can be met with the steeliness of questionable motives.

Four Factors: How to Stay Motivated when Working From Home!

Women on Business

Staying motivated is a choice, and it doesn’t always come from “feeling” like doing something. Here are four factors that I believe affect greatly how easy it is or how challenging it can be, to stay motivated when you are working from home: 1) What are your work hours?

How to Motivate the Team? How can I Stay Motivated?

Mike Cardus

How to motivate the team? How can I stay motivated? The quick answer is that you cannot motivate other people and teams. The areas of the work you find relevant , you will ascribe value to, and be motivated to do more of that stuff. Can an external source motivate you?

The Three Drivers Of Motivation

Eric Jacobson

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How to Keep Your Team Motivated – Incentives that Work

Survive Your Promotion

In Daniel Pink’s great book Drive : The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us , he talks extensively about how various types of incentives work or don’t work based on the type of work that’s being done. In fact every person has their own unique set of motivations and the real key to getting the best out of your team members is learning what motivates each of them individually.

Your Leadership Motivation Starts Within

Lead from Within

I wear many hats, and one of them is being a motivational speaker. I love that part of my work, but when I get hired, without fail, the client always asks, “Can you really get them motivated? Because I know the motivation they’re seeking really starts from within.

5 Secrets to a Kick-Butt Kickoff (how to host a motivational meeting)

Let's Grow Leaders

Are you looking to host a kickoff meeting to inspire and motivate your team? The post 5 Secrets to a Kick-Butt Kickoff (how to host a motivational meeting) appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Creativity Culture Recognition Storytelling Vision kick-off event kick-off meeting leadership motivation motivational meeting recognitionWhen’s the last time you got the whole crowd together to rally around the vision, celebrate progress and have a little fun?

The Rise of Influence 3.0: How Business Began Catching Up to Motivation 3.0

Engaging Leader

and Pink’s concept of Motivation 3.0. But there are more factors affecting influence than just motivational psychology factors; for example, culture, technology, and communication. How Business Began Catching Up to Motivation 3.0

Why Your Employee Survey Is a Waste of Time

Lead Change Blog

” I was talking with Joan, an employee of a large medical service provider and this…this was her ultimate response to the last round of employee surveys designed to improve morale and motivation.

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The 7 Most Popular Leadership and Communication Blog Posts of 2013


I’ve reviewed our blog posts from 2013, and I love seeing which topics and interests resonated with you. Here are the top 7 most popular blog posts of 2013, counting down from number 7: Number 7: 8 Tips for Leadership When Communicating During Tough Times.

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What really (REALLY) motivates people

First Friday Book Synopsis

I am among those who are convinced that workers must be self-motivated to become actively, productively, and happily engaged in the given enterprise. However, it is possible to create a workplace environment with appropriate supervision within which people are most likely to be self-motivated. In DRiVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Dan Pink […].

Work or Play: Staying Motivated at the Office During Summer

Women on Business

We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Job Satisfaction Workplace Issues

Be a Better Leader in 5 Minutes

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development control employee engagement fear motivation power Tools Posted in Leadership Development Knife or Screwdriver Picture yourself sitting down at a dining room table to change the batteries in a child’s toy.

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Motivating people: Getting beyond money

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries Conference Board Elizabeth Mohr Employee Engagement: A Review of Current Research and Its Implications John Gibbons Martin Dewhurst Matthew Guthridge McKinsey & Company Motivating people: Getting beyond money some nonfinancial motivators are more effective than extra cash in building long-term employee engagement Many financial rewards mainly generate short-term boosts of energy The McKinsey Quarterly

10 Communication Practices To Stop in 2013


As we begin 2013, I thought it might be useful to share what’s on the “Outs” for this year. That’s how we can decide how best to motivate and move others to action. Make 2013 the year you commit to more phone and face-to-face conversations. Want more communication tips in 2013?

A Core Question on Leadership

Lead Change Blog

He''s passionate about energizing motivated people to make a positive difference. Leadership Development motives Purpose questions Posted in Leadership Development [link] I’d like you to consider an important question: Why?

March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Welcome to the March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! by Tanmay Vora at QAspire Blog touches upon Alfie Kohn’s work and questions if external reward systems help in tapping the intrinsic motivation of people.

Job Satisfaction–Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene Theory


According to Fredrick Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene Theory (also called the Two-Factor Theory) , you can love and hate your job at the same time. Back in 1968, Herzberg wrote a piece for the Harvard Business Review called “One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?”