Category: Leadership

Leading the 3.0 Workplace

We are quickly moving into a new world of work. Review the Fortune 100 Best Place to Work and you will find companies who care deeply about attracting the best talent and engaging them in meaningful work. Many of these companies are on the cutting edge of the trend toward the 3.0 Workplace. Even during Read More …


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Motivation Profiling: How to Understand the Actions of Others

In this blog post, I’m going to give you a tool to be a better arm-chair psychologist . We all wish we could understand people better. At times we even pull out the psychological knowledge we have gained throughout our life and use it to put a person’s behavior in perspective. Sometimes we do this Read More …


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5 Ways to Be Your Best Everyday

One way to build your personal and professional brand is to commit to being you best each day. But it’s a choice you have to make. While many wake up each morning wondering how their day will go, high achievers wake up ready to make the day great. The successful create daily habits that builds Read More …


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How to Lead Motivating Meetings

How many boring meetings have you endured? Dozens, hundreds, dare I say…thousands. It’s unfortunate that meetings have received such a bad rap. Meetings can be informative, inspiring, and motivating, yet so many managers have created them to be tedious and wearisome. Face-to-face meetings are challenging enough as it is, and now with a more dispersed Read More …


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The Power of Imperfection

Perfection is a damaging myth. The more you pursue it the further you are from it. A common fallacy is that we often believe people expect us to be perfect. The truth is, we all know that nobody can be perfect. In fact, people don’t want to be around perfection pursuing people. It’s a turn Read More …


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How to Create a Motivational Work Environment

If you have read my book, 28 Days to a Motivated Team or any of my blog posts you know I am a zealot about correctly defining the concept of motivation. When you think about being a motivating leader, you must think of motivation as the environment you create, not as something you do to Read More …


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Why Employee Engagement Initiatives Fail

Billions of dollars have been spent over the past two decades as companies seek to increase employee engagement. The measure of employee engagement became popular in the 1990’s as an onslaught of research showed the link between the measure of employee engagement, an increase in employee performance output, and overall organizational performance. Adding to the Read More …


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The Dark Side of Goals

Goals are great and they are certainly a scientifically proven method for achieving the outcomes we have in mind.  But while goals help us focus on our desired achievements, they can easily become the very thing that keeps us from being truly successful in life. Don’t see me as a pessimist — I’m far from Read More …


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The 16 Drivers of Meaning & Motivation

The study of human behavior and motivation is fascinating. For centuries people have sought to better understand what drives us. Many have attempted to create a taxonomy of motivation drivers, desires, values, or motives that are basic to every human. Up until recently, attempts to do so have been educated guesses and theory. The research Read More …