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.

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.

6 Ways To Regain Your Motivation

Joseph Lalonde

This is why you need to be motivated. Finding the key to your motivation can be a lifesaver in leadership. You can go to your well of motivation and keep plucking it out of there. […].

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.

Motivate Your Team: Use Data to Drive Not Drown

Let's Grow Leaders

Used poorly, data can overwhelm and dishearten, but when you use it judiciously, data is a vital tool to motivate your team and get results. The post Motivate Your Team: Use Data to Drive Not Drown appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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.

What Motivated People Do 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.

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. Then, once the motivational speaker has left, your team’s enthusiasm and motivation return to the levels they were before the pep rally. Maybe their motivation level drops to pre-rally levels. The Wrong View Of Motivation. We often think of motivation as a kick in the pants.

The Best Way to Boost Employee Motivation

Lead from Within

If you want your employees to have more stamina and drive, the best place to start is by learning what motives them. It means working to understand and address the inner drivers that will boost their motivation. That’s the best motivation you can provide as a leader.

What Science Reveals As The Key To Promoting Long-Term Employee Motivation

Tanveer Naseer

In this latest edition of my Leadership Espresso Shot series for my leadership podcast, I share findings from a fascinating study that show this can have a powerful impact on sustaining motivation over the long term.

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, […].

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. Leadership demotivate motivating your team motivationThat their team can come in ready to work because they’re being paid.

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.

Motivation

Survive Your Promotion

Motivation Posted on December 22, 2009 by Katy As the end of the year approaches it’s a good time to take stock of how committed your team members are feeling about their jobs before they make New Year’s resolutions to find new ones. To facilitate this process I developed the Employee Motivation Analysis (click on the picture to see a larger image so you can actually read the questions). Survive Your Promotion!

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

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?

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.

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. Motivated people are energized and ready to do work. You can motivate your team through many different methods. But you play a more crucial role in motivating your team than you may realize.

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.)

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.

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. I’ve already covered some of those: Relationships, health, etc… This month, I’m going to cover another topic that was hot on the mind of readers: Motivating your team. Having and creating a motivated team is something a lot of leaders think about. A motivated team is something leaders desire. They will become motivated by your actions.

Seven 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.

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.

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. But once you discover what motivates others, you will be onto something. While everyone is unique in what motivates them, there are common themes you will find as you try to motivate others. 10 Ways To Motivate Your Team.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. The prophet simply told the king to look beyond the vision he had for his kingdom. Beyond the history of accomplishments, current circumstances, and the daily grind.

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.

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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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.

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. The best leaders understand that motivating others is an important part of their role, and that doing it well means discovering and providing motivation that’s unique to each individual member of their team as well as building organizational values that foster motivation.

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.

How to Book the Right Motivational Speaker

Career Advancement

Joyce, a manager at a fast-growing IT firm, had been tasked with finding the perfect motivational speaker for her company’s training seminar. If, like Joyce, you’re wondering how to book the right motivational speaker, you’re not alone. Want to know how to screen and book the right motivational speaker for you? Speaking style of the motivational speaker. Do they use motivational stories to create a dynamic talk, or do they dryly state their points?

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

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.

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.

How I Motivate and De-Motivate Myself.

Rich Gee Group

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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. Motivated people associate with highly motivated people. Motivated people simply look for the positive in things. Motivated people are continuously learning.