Posts Tagged ‘Employee Motivation’

The Case of the Giant Burrito: Why Leaders Need to Stop Trying to Motivate People

Answer:  What is “Consuming an entire burrito at lunch, which I just did.” Question: What makes it hard for you to stay motivated at work? Yes, that is an actual response I got to that question. Along with “2′ feet of fresh powder’, ‘my boss calling me into his office every 30 seconds after leg… Read More…

How to Motivate Employees: Small Gestures with Big Meaning

For years, my team had a tradition of handing out “Unsung Hero” awards at our annual holiday party. A handful of people would be selected each year to be honored for the little things they did every day that added up to the overall success of our team. Who knew that almost 15 years later… Read More…

Employee Engagement: The Chicken and the Egg

Prior to my life as a Leadership Keynote Speaker and Executive Coach, I was a corporate executive for a long time. During that tenure, one of the most interesting comments I heard about my leadership results was: “I don’t know what you’re doing over there but your teams sure are happy. They work longer hours… Read More…

Leadership Qualities: “Thanks for talking with me”

One balmy June night, I was in New York City sitting in my Midtown hotel room putting the final touches on a speech I was to deliver early the next morning when I caught myself sneaking more and more glimpses of the street scene below me. Before I knew it, I was jumping on the… Read More…

How Can You Motivate Employees

With employee engagement numbers hovering at only one third of the work force, it’s no wonder that one of the questions I hear most often is “how do I motivate an employee?” My short answer is, “you can’t.” Experience and lots of attempts at standing on my head, flashing shiny objects in front of people,… Read More…

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