Your Top 5 Motivation Questions Answered

Lead Change Blog

Susan Fowler, author, trainer, and professor, explores the lessons from her book Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work…and What Does. The post Your Top 5 Motivation Questions Answered appeared first on Lead Change.

Leadership & Motivation

Lead Change Blog

One key aspect of leadership that people often skip over is motivation. Rather than explaining how to be continuously motivated, people just receive the sound yet vague advice: you just need motivation. First, let’s break down the two main types of motivation, internal and external. External Motivation. External motivation is most common. This type of motivation is experienced on a day-to-day basis with many fluctuations. Internal Motivation.

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Master Your Motivation

Lead Change Blog

Motivation is at the heart of everything you do and everything you want to do but don’t. Unfortunately, the ways we typically motivate ourselves don’t work. Traditional “motivators” such as fear, guilt, or the promise of a reward provide low-quality, short-term energy. But science tells us that satisfying three basic needs—for choice, connection, and competence—is essential to optimal motivation.

What Team Motivation Looks Like

Joseph Lalonde

Motivating Your Team You’re getting ready to bring in a motivational speaker. You know this is just the thing your team needs to get motivated. Maybe their motivation level drops to pre-rally levels. The Wrong View Of Motivation.

No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results

Speaker: Cy Wakeman, M.S., CSP, President, Reality-Based Leadership

Cy Wakeman proposes a radically different approach to HR leadership. Changing the ways leaders think and the strategies they use in their work is a serious and critical economic issue. Leaders should help others develop the great mental processes they need to eliminate self-imposed suffering and choose to be accountable for driving results.

Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work

Lead Change Blog

Trying to motivate them is frustrating for everyone involved and it just doesn’t work. Susan Fowler—top leadership researcher, consultant, coach, and author of Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work…and What Does —says that you can’t actually motivate people: they are already motivated, but generally in superficial and short-term ways. The post Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work appeared first on Lead Change.

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. However one thing holds true, everyone has something that intrinsically motivates them. Great leaders and businesses understand the science behind intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

Why You Need To Motivate Your Staff

Joseph Lalonde

A big mistake many leaders make is assuming their team doesn’t need to be motivated. Robots don’t need to be motivated. All they need is a simple input into their system and away […] The post Why You Need To Motivate Your Staff appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

To Motivate Others, You Must Do This

Joseph Lalonde

Motivating Your Team Do you really want your team to become more motivated? Having a motivated team isn’t about the team being motivated. Let’s Motivate! You know having a motivated team will make for a more productive organization.

What Your Team Needs (Motivation!)

Joseph Lalonde

Motivating Your Team I asked in my annual reader survey what some of the biggest challenges leaders were facing. Having and creating a motivated team is something a lot of leaders think about. A motivated team is something leaders desire.

Master Your Motivation

Kevin Eikenberry

Motivation is a critical subject for leaders. I know this because every leader I talk to wants to better understand how to motivate their teams. The post Master Your Motivation appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. If I could point you to a short book that would give you real research and real-life examples of how to do that, would you be interested? If you are, […].

How to Figure Out What Motivates Others

Lead from Within

Great things can happen when people are motivated—but making that happen isn’t a simple task, because no two people share exactly the same motivation. Here are a few suggestions for establishing individual motivation and a motivational culture: Start with the basics.

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. We started with the classics: content theories (what motivates), process theories (how to motivate) and of course good old reinforcement theory. 5 Ways to Motivate Yourself.

7 Ways To Stay Motivated

Eric Jacobson

To learn how to stay motivated, read High-Profit Prospecting , by Mark Hunter. Today, I share one of my favorite sections of the book where Hunter describes his seven things motivated people do to stay motivated : Motivated people ignore voices in their lives. Motivated people associate with highly motivated people. Motivated people simply look for the positive in things. Motivated people are continuously learning.

The Most Powerful Motivator for Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

A few words from the prophet Azariah motivated King Asa of Judah to up his leadership performance. The same exhortation can motivate anyone in leadership today too. He […] The post The Most Powerful Motivator for Leaders appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

10 Ways To Motivate Your Team

Joseph Lalonde

The struggle in motivating your team is that there are so many different ways to motivate them. Each one has a unique way they are motivated. The challenge for you is to discover how your team members are motivated. Below, you will see 10 ways to motivate your team.

Leadership and motivation

Lead on Purpose

So much productivity is lost in businesses because the people who are hired to do the work are not motivated or even worse are demotivated to give their best effort. What is the … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose accountability dedication inspirational leadership management motivation passionHave you seen this in your organization?

Full-Scale Motivation … Maybe?

Lead Change Blog

Maybe we are overthinking this whole “Motivation” thing … I have been reading about motivation since my graduate school days, practicing various approaches to motivating others in every setting I find myself, and am familiar with the best-known theories about what moves and influences us. I understand that each person is motivated in a unique way based on personality, background, and values. Workplace Issues motivation spirituality WBECS

Motivating and influencing your teams

Lead on Purpose

You’ve nailed the vision, and built the foundation of trust, now you need to motivate your teams. In nearly all cases, the individuals on … Continue reading → Product Management Trust confidence energy influence motivate optimism visionThe success of your product depends on the work they (engineering, UX/design, marketing, sales, etc.)

7 Ways Motivated People Stay Motivated

Eric Jacobson

To learn how to stay motivated, read High-Profit Prospecting , by Mark Hunter. Today, I share one of my favorite sections of the book where Hunter describes his seven things motivated people do to stay motivated : Motivated people ignore voices in their lives.

How I Motivate and De-Motivate Myself.

Rich Gee Group

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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 [.]. Leadership Development Self Leadership choice control fear fundamentals Gratitude influence motivation power volunteers Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple, Sam) I like simple.

Once You Understand Emotion, Motivation is Easy

Lead Change Blog

One of the most powerful theories on how to motivate people on the work-floor is Deci and Ryan’s Self-Determination Theory. These two concepts together make a powerful combination in which motivation takes current emotions into account. So how to motivate your team members boils down to finding out what factors are most important for each of them and how you can connect what you want them to do for you with these needs. Motivating on Mastery. Motivating on Connection.

Master Your Motivation

Skip Prichard

3 Needs of Motivation. She’s an expert in motivation, a bestselling author, and a senior consulting partner for The Ken Blanchard Companies. Her latest book is Master Your Motivation. In it, Susan tackles motivation in a fresh way. Optimal motivation is driven by three needs: choice, connection, and competence. She outlines how to rid yourself of failed motivational tactics and shares ways to go beyond discipline, willpower, and goal setting.

5 Ways to Use Employee Training and Development to Motivate Staff

Lead Change Blog

When you do, keeping them motivated and engaged is essential. You can compensate them well and reward them with bonuses, but intrinsic motivation often engages employees better than extrinsic motivation. . Here are some things you can do to use training and development opportunities to motivate your staff. . People are motivated when their work is challenging enough without being overbearing. Valuable Training Leads to Motivated Staff.

Solution Saturday: Maintaining Motivation

Leadership Freak

It’s “Solution Saturday” and Ken asks how to maintain motivation two or three weeks after a layoff, for example? Success is a series of decisions… Continue reading → Motivation Solution Saturday Patterns make or break you, not one moment.

5 Ways to Heat Up Your Motivation.

Rich Gee Group

Our motivation for growth dissipates. Instead of cooling down, I want you to heat up your motivation for your business and show your clients/customers what you really can do for them. Have any other ideas to heat up your motivation? The post 5 Ways to Heat Up Your Motivation. This time of the year, most businesses tend to power down a bit (not all mind you) and it give us time to plan for 2018.

An Unconventional Way to Safeguard Employee Motivation

Lead Change Blog

Create an environment that inspires motivation and engagement through empathy. Is that all there is to ensure motivated employees? When I think of supporting employee motivation, my thoughts go a slightly different direction. Change Management Leadership Development Workplace Issues empathy inspiring value motivation You can make sure your people are using their natural strengths. You can focus on job fit and culture fit.

Stretch Goals: How to Motivate and Challenge Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

The post Stretch Goals: How to Motivate and Challenge Your Team appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. It’s that time of year. All around the world teams are being handed stretch goals that feel more like a delusion than a challenge.

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What Motivates You In Your Business?

Strategy Driven

What motivates you in your business? What do you strive to accomplish? Answers to these pivotal questions reflect the character and personality of the business owner.

Motivating, Mentoring and Measuring – Leading Unfamiliar Organizations

General Leadership

Motivating. Motivating, mentoring and measuring. The post Motivating, Mentoring and Measuring – Leading Unfamiliar Organizations appeared first on General Leadership. Guest Posts boeing chris levy ford kotter Leadership measure measuring mentor mentoring motivate motivating organization peter principle results squadron “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”

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Junk Food Motivation

Leadership Freak

Threats or bribes motivate conformity. You cannot be intrinsically and… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Interview Motivation Growth Leadership Leadership Development Fear, pressure, coercion, rewards, or nagging get results but undermine leadership. Like junk food, they feel good going down but cause regret later.

How To Keep Motivated As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

But instead of gas or electricity as our fuel, our fuel is motivation. And sometimes we lose that motivation. We forget how to keep motivated… What Is Motivation. Especially if we forget what our motivation is. Motivation is our desire or willingness to do something. I have to muster up the motivation to write on a daily basis. I have to find the motivation to record or edit a podcast. How To Keep Motivated.

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 Posted in Leadership Development [link] Make It Stop! Please help!!!” His fatigue and frustration were palpable, but they were also causing him immense problems and his credibility and influence with his team had suffered badly.

Where does motivation come from?

Jason Womack

Title : Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates U s. Favorite quotes (Page # and line): 28 : As Frey writes, “Intrinsic motivation is of great importance for all economic activities. It is inconceivable that people are motivated solely or even mainly by external incentives.”. 51 : Goals may cause systematic problems for organizations to do narrowed focus, unethical behavior, increased risk taking, decreased cooperation, and decreased intrinsic motivation.

How motivated leaders leave a legacy

Lead on Purpose

The most successful companies have motivated leaders that inspire motivation at all levels of the organization. They are motivated for a real purpose, not just for money or other short-term rewards. Is it possible to create an environment where great … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose accountability dedication legacy motivation passion

Motivation Redux

Survive Your Promotion

Study after study ( here ‘s just one example) shows that above all, people are motivated by the opportunity to do interesting work. Motivation Rewards and Incentives Setting Goals Staff Development UncategorizedToday I was reminded again that different people have different reasons for doing (or not doing) good work. It’s an easy lesson to forget when you are busy and juggling multiple priorities.

Supercharge your team’s motivation

Lead on Purpose

The most successful companies have motivated leaders, and those leaders inspire motivation at all levels of the organization. Is it possible to create an environment where great work happens and everyone is motivated? There are organizations that advocate hiring the … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose accountability dedication motivation passion responsibility self-government

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? In the rural section of Waverly, Virginia, where I grew up, there was no running water in the homes. Instead we had a community well with [.].

Are You Open to a Variety of Motivations at Work?

Lead Change Blog

We want people to have different ambitions and motivations for a reason. Long ago a colleague shared with me an assessment she put together to help managers and employees get on the same page about motivations. Some might not consider these viable options to feed human motivations at work, but why not? Whether you appreciate the differences or not, ignoring the diversity of human motivations can affect productivity and retention over time.

The 5 Be’s of Motivation

Lead Change Blog

They don’t know how to motivate, inspire, and correct people effectively. Leadership Development behavior character-based leadership Employee Motivation influence Leadership motivation motivesIt’s not true in every organization, but it is true in many. Managers (leaders) often don’t understand their employees. As I work with my clients, I hear the same questions repeatedly: “How do I get my employees to … Quit complaining?” Do more than [.].

Connecting Accountability To Employee Motivation To Drive Growth

Tanveer Naseer

There’s no […] The post Connecting Accountability To Employee Motivation To Drive Growth appeared first on Tanveer Naseer. business communication Guest Posts leadership accountability collaboration consequences motivationThe following is a guest piece by Hamish Knox.

Motivation to Televise Your Colonoscopy

Leadership Freak

What motivates a person to have a colonoscopy on national television? Last year, Katie Couric convinced Jimmy Kimmel to televise his first colonoscopy. In 2000, Katie televised her own. The answer is pain.… … Continue reading → Purpose Servant-leadership Taking others higher Leadership Development Serving