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.

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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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.

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. […].

5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

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.

How To Keep Your Remote Workers Motivated

Chart Your Course

The problem is that employees’ interest and motivation in doing their work may fall over time due to many reasons. The post How To Keep Your Remote Workers Motivated appeared first on Chart Your Course International.

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.

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.

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.

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 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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Tuesday Time Machine: Motivating, Mentoring and Measuring

General Leadership

The post Tuesday Time Machine: Motivating, Mentoring and Measuring appeared first on General Leadership. Early Files Guest Posts boeing chris levy ford kotter Leadership measure measuring mentor mentoring motivate motivating organization peter principle results squadron Throwback Time MachineGeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link].

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Extrinsic Vs Intrinsic Motivation at Work

LDRLB

What I didn’t realize at the time was that my dad’s rejection of the duffle bag was basically the first rejection I had ever seen of extrinsic motivators at work. They try to motivate them to work harder through what amounts to basic bribery. How To Leverage Extrinsic Motivation.

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, […].

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

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.

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.

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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