The Neuroscience of Engagement and Performance
The field of Neuroscience has taken great strides over the past 10 years in understanding how the brain andRead more.
Leadership Character Drives Employee Engagement and Effort
I recently completed a research study investigating the impact of leadership character. I’m always curious about what leads to peopleRead more.
Power Messages that Activate Potential
The statements we make to people during critical times can either support or hinder their potential. That’s why I callRead more.
From Influencer to Activator
It has been quite popular to talk about leadership as influence. While I certainly agree that a leader influencesRead more.
Activate Natural Motivation By Seeing People’s Uniqueness
As humans, our tendency is to boil concepts down to their most basic elements. In doing so, we extract theRead more.
Healthy Motivation: The Key to Engagement & Performance
A few years ago I was talking to a manager who expressed his frustration with the lack of rewards andRead more.
How to Master the Skill of Persuasion
Imagine if you had a superpower that allowed you to change people’s minds, help people to see your way, trustRead more.
How to Avoid Being Manipulated
I was told to wait one more time. I was frustrated. The negotiation started 30 minutes prior and was aRead more.
Dark Psychology & Manipulation: Are You Unknowingly Using Them?
Dark Psychology is the art and science of manipulation and mind control. While Psychology is the study of human behavior andRead more.
The 2 Most Important Ways to Connect and Influence
Do you want to influence and persuade more effectively? If so, you will have to learn how to connect with peopleRead more.
The Two Problems with the Strengths-Based Approach
Strengths-based leadership has been a popular topic for nearly two decades. I’ve had the opportunity to teach the concept andRead more.
Power Words: Using Words to Move People
One of the most powerful environmental influencers is a leader or authority’s language. I call the empowering words a leaderRead more.
Hire Better and Hire Right with a Focus on Character
According to a recent study by Leadership IQ, 46% of hired employees will fail within 18 months, while only 19%Read more.
How Character Can Be Built?
A few months ago I had a conversation with a man who stated, “Character can’t be taught. You either haveRead more.
Leadership vs. Management
Leadership is not management. Many use the the words manager and leader synonymously, but a leader is not necessarilyRead more.
How You Can Increase Your Motivation Quality
But, there is one thing my boys love, and that’s camping. A couple of times a year I getRead more.
Be a Gainer, Not a Loser
Many people are thinking about losing weight this time of year. It’s by far the most popular new year’s resolutions.Read more.
Motivate Employees Like Prisoners
Motivating employees can be tough. Especially employees who are not in a job role they want. You think that isRead more.
The Top 5 Books on Motivation
I am often asked about what books I’d recommend on the topic of motivation and persuasion. So I thoughtRead more.
The 5 Most Common Presentation Mistakes
Let’s be honest. We all hate sitting through boring presentations and speeches. You know, the ones where the speaker doesn’tRead more.
5 Motivation Killers Leaders Must Avoid
When the opportunity presents itself, I like to ask people what motivates them and what hinders their motivation. I’ve askedRead more.