Category: Motivation

Leadership vs. Management

Leadership is not management. Many use the the words manager and leader synonymously, but a leader is not necessarily a manager and a manager is not always a leader. So what’s the difference? Warren Bennis makes several differentiations in his book “On Becoming a Leader.” – The manager is a copy; the leader is an Read 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. My good friend Tim Nations recently blogged about his mindset shift related to his goal of losing weight every year.  His new plan, in 2014, is to focus on gaining, rather than losing. No, not Read More …

Top 5 Books on Motivation

I am often asked about what books I’d recommend to leaders on the topic of motivation. Since we’re closing in on the holidays and many may be thinking about giving a book as a gift, now seems like a good time to provide my recommendations. I believe each of the authors mentioned below have produced Read More …

How to Write Motivational Emails

We tend to think of motivational communication as something we do verbally, but motivation can be fostered through written means as well. When you think about all of the emails we write, most of us have many more opportunities to motivate people with our written words than our spoken words. With practice, anyone can write Read More …