The Unknown Motivational Factor

Lead Change Blog

If there is one thing that you can always count on when leading people, it’s that they know how and what motivates them. The most common motivational factors are family, financial, recognition or career progression, but sometimes it can be something out of the norm.

Top Leaders Explain What Fuels Their Energy

Leadership Freak

But the soft stuff, like igniting, monitoring, and… Continue reading → Health Marks of leaders Motivation Success Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational successAny incompetent fool can run around barking orders like a chihuahua with the self image of a doberman. Yes, giving direction is part of leadership.

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Frontline Festival August: Energy and Engagement

Let's Grow Leaders

Thought leaders around the world share their insights on energy and engagement. Managing Personal Energy and Engagement Jesse Lynn Stoner of the Seapoint Center, shares 7 Ways to Increase Your Own Engagement and Satisfaction Are you concerned about the [.] The post Frontline Festival August: Energy and Engagement appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Empowerment energy Frontline Festival motivation

How to Give a Motivational “Locker Room” Speech

Let's Grow Leaders

Between songs and sets he wove in one of the best motivational locker room speeches I’ve ever heard. How to Give a Motivational Pre-Game Speech. Communication Energy & Engagement best of macy''s parade 2014 great motivational speeches westerna carolina university

How to Motivate Yourself

Let's Grow Leaders

How do we motivate ourselves to feel like that?” He swears that kind of motivation is genetic, and therefore, unteachable. From Motivation Theory to Real Life. So last night, I told them to buckle their seat belts and took them on a tour of motivation theory.

How to Find Energy to Move Closer to the Edge

Leadership Freak

I don’t know if I’m afraid of bears because of the dream… Continue reading → Fear Motivation Leadership DevelopmentSpiders, snakes, and bears are scary. I had a dream about a bear on railroad tracks when I was a kid.

How Honor Fuels Energy and Gets Results

Leadership Freak

I saw him in action… Continue reading → Motivation Leadership Development organizational successDone poorly, gratitude demotivates or inspires entitlement. Affirm results; honor heart. The person behind results: There’s a leader on my team who enjoys meeting needs and taking care of people.

13 Cost-Free Ways to Ignite Energy

Leadership Freak

Nearly 80% of… Continue reading → Taking others higher Motivation Encouragement Leadership Development Leadership organizational successDisrespect feels like a pat on the head, followed by a closing door. Disrespect encourages your inner accuser to whisper, “You don’t matter.” Disrespect increase sick days, slow downs, and paybacks.

5 Ways to Unblock Leadership Energy

Let's Grow Leaders

I felt my energy drain as I drove toward the call center. The center’s results were stagnant– it was time to dig deeper. Joe’s energy ignited [.] The post 5 Ways to Unblock Leadership Energy appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

Staying Motivated: How to Prime Your Pump

Lead Change Blog

Where does this type of energy come from? 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!”

Six Steps to Energy

Leadership Freak

Encouragement Feedback Meetings and agendas Motivation Taking others higher Values mission & vision Leadership Leadership Development organizational success Leaders correct too much and affirm too little. Hold monthly affirmation sessions. Here’s how. Invite one key player to an affirmation sessions for the sole purpose of encouragement. Be prepared. You do this so little it may freak them out. First, clarify mission, vision, and values.

10 Ways to Zap Energy and Squash Enthusiasm

Let's Grow Leaders

Low energy abounds. 10 Energy Zappers 1. The post 10 Ways to Zap Energy and Squash Enthusiasm appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Culture Empowerment motivation Performance Recognition Results energy enthusiasm leadership

The Introvert’s Guide to Motivating Others

C-Level Strategies

So, today we’ll take a closer look at how introverts can motivate and move others to action. Let’s be honest, introverts get our energy when we’re alone or in intimate groups. Can you motivate others and move them to action without getting visibly in front of them?

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

12 Signs Of Un-Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Great leaders create an atmosphere where the energy for the team’s success comes from within the team members. Energy flows from the team to the stakeholders and customers. The energy, excitement and creativity are organic, natural and authentic. That energy is also very fragile.

Unlocking the Energy…Yet Another Job for Leaders

You're Not the Boss of Me

Frances Hesselbein once said, “the Leader’s job, after all, is not to provide energy but to release it from others”. What does it actually take for people to unlock hidden reservoirs of energy from others and have them use it willingly in the accomplishment of great work?

Employee Motivation Tips: The Why Matters

The Recovering Engineer

For leaders of any kind — managers, supervisors, business owners, coaches, teachers, or parents — the lesson in this story is key to understanding what might motivate someone to take action. I am not suggesting that external motivators have no impact.

What I Appreciate Most About Your Leadership

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Motivating, Mentoring and Measuring – Leading Unfamiliar Organizations

General Leadership

Motivating. The leader becomes the cheerleader for the organization, focusing everyone’s energy in the same direction. Motivating, mentoring and measuring. The post Motivating, Mentoring and Measuring – Leading Unfamiliar Organizations appeared first on General Leadership.

How to motivate yourself

Bernd Geropp

You are full of energy in the first few days and vigorously stick to your own rule: You read your e-mails only twice a day: once in the morning around 11:00 a.m., Avoiding the pain would be a decent motivator to stick to one’s own rule. Change is driven by strong motivation!

The Four Vs of Employee Motivation: Velocity, Visibility, Value, and Valor

Strategy Driven

Disengaged and distracted employees cost businesses money as they ‘sleepwalk’ through their workday, bringing little energy or passion to the table. Try sticking with the 4 Vs of employee engagement when you implement an employee recognition and motivation program.

Effort – Invest Your Personal Energy and Get Results

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Effort – Invest Your Personal Energy and Get Results It isnt easy to give your best effort when you take on a challenging goal. How do YOU stay motivated when youre working on something that requires a lot of effort?

5 Reasons Your Team Doesn’t Buy Your Game Plan

Let's Grow Leaders

Check yourself first, are your motives in their best interest? You’re out there with the right motives, connecting and doing the right thing, but they’ve been burned before. Trust me, I’ve seen that look. The #areyouinsane ? The #whatplanetareyoufrom ? grimace.

Purpose and Progress: Powerful Motivators

QAspire

Progress is a powerful motivator. When individuals and teams achieve small wins, they have a big impact on the overall motivation. It also generates positive momentum and energy to take further steps in the journey of achieving the purpose.

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

If You Value Something You Are Motivated To Pursue It

Create Learning

At the core of of what has been called motivation is to value something. Specific values are the things the we will currently give priority to, seek to satisfy, spend our energy pursuing. In what ways do your values motivate the work you do?

Are You Managing Penguins or Polar Bears?

Great Leadership By Dan

"Leadership is about managing energy, first in yourself and then in those around you.". He used the following short videos to illustrate the difference between high energy (penguins) and low energy (polar bears) employees (minus the titles on this YouTube version): How about you?

Unleashing Your Leadership Presence …

The Empowered Buisness

People with large presence actually exert a magnified energy field or aura. According to quantum physics, every living creature has an energy field or space. That’s right … their energy is in your space. Presence Factor 3: Cultivate Your (Life Force) Energy.

Why Can’t Anyone Motivate Me?

Tim Milburn

When it comes to motivation, you might think this requires giving something to someone else that pumps them up (like a pep talk, a bonus, an ultimatum, etc). But motivation actually comes from the inside of a person. It’s a person’s own desires and energy that fuels action.

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Five factors to inspiring team members

Lead on Purpose

While every circumstance is different, leaders find … Continue reading → Leadership build confidence creativity energy example factors inspire motivate optimism We all know people who inspire us, who encourage us—through their actions and example—to work hard, to persevere through difficult circumstances. What’s their secret? How do they persuade others to do great things?

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Leaders Share about New Beginnings, Fresh Starts, and Project Launches: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

New beginnings and fresh starts are sometimes motivated by the desire to grow as a person. Think of bright shiny objects as a source of energy or refreshment, such as the new car smell or getting a new bicycle! Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival.

Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks

Harvard Business Review

Motivating employees seems like it should be easy. But while the concept of motivation may be straightforward, motivating employees in real-life situations is far more challenging. As leaders, we’re asked to understand what motivates each individual on our team and manage them accordingly. But when our sole task as leaders becomes compliance, trying to compel others to do something, chances are we’re the only ones who will be motivated.

Ineffective and Irrelevant

General Leadership

Guest Posts Development Energy engagement Ethics ineffective irrelevant Leadership morals Motivation passion valuesGeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link].

Experts Chime in on “Energizing Leadership:” A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

We often plough so much energy into the big picture, we forget the pixels. Michelle Cubas, CPCC, ACC, of Positive Potentials, LLC asks “Who motivates the motivator?” Don’t try to motivate with extrinsic motivation gimmicks.

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A Better Way to Address Performance Issues

Let's Grow Leaders

How can I motivate him to do more? This could be an employee in the perfect sweet spot of positive energy and flow, or may be becoming a bit bored and longing for more. “Will or skill” is an insufficient question when addressing performance issues.

Leading through Influence: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Tanveer Naseer of Tanveer Naseer Leadership provides an examination of the motivating factors of obligation and commitment and how one of them can help leaders to promote the best in those they lead. Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival.

3 Unexpected Uses for Word Clouds: Leadership Style

Let's Grow Leaders

Communication Creativity Culture customer service energy crowd source kick offs motivational meetings motivational speeches tagul word cloud word clouds At the beginning of each year, I travel the country giving inspirational kickoff speeches in call centers. This year, the theme of my speech is creating “connections” with our customers and our teams. What better way to reinforce connections, than to include everyone in the speech writing?

Energy Managment

Linked 2 Leadership

In their book The Power of Full Engagement , authors Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz suggest that energy – not time – is our most precious resource. However, unlike batteries, human energy doesn’t store in reserve very well. So how are you doing in managing your energy?

Sarcasm is Not a Leadership Competency

Let's Grow Leaders

Why would a manager demean someone they’re trying to “motivate?” It drains energy. Sarcasm and humor at another’s expense create doubt and negative energy. Communication Energy & Engagement humor at work sarcasm Trust

7 Roles of an Exceptional Team Leader

Let's Grow Leaders

Important Duties : Knows each team members strengths and motivations; Draws on strengths to create synergy. #4 Career & Learning Energy & Engagement execution leadership team leader Your strategy is only as strong as the ability to execute at the frontline.

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