10 Clechés that Kill Motivation

Forgive me for being a little negative in this post. Just for fun, I want to list some of my cliche  and buzz-phrase pet peeves. Some of these are just warn out while others simply sound unprofessional. Managers who use these can expect to kill motivation. Use them at your own risk. 10. Rightsizing – … Read more10 Clechés that Kill Motivation

5 Ways to Build a Great Team

Great teams don’t just happen. They are built.  Over the past 15 years, I’ve had the opportunity to serve on teams, lead teams, and facilitate dozens of team building meetings. I’ve observed and studied what helps teams grow together and increase cohesion and trust. Below, I discuss 5 ways managers can move a team toward … Read more5 Ways to Build a Great Team

5 Ways To Be A Career RockStar

Getting the job you’ve dreamed of or progressing in your career greatly depends on how you differentiate yourself and stand out from the crowd. Here are 5 ways you can become a Career Rock Star. 1. Become aware of your strengths and weaknesses. This is a foundation of your career. Clarity around your personal and professional strengths … Read more5 Ways To Be A Career RockStar

What is your Genius?

Have you ever thought of yourself as a genius? I think most of us never think of ourselves as having an extraordinarily high intelligence or natural capability. Although academic research many years ago created a paradigm of general Intelligence and IQ, more resent research is telling us a different story. People can be of average … Read moreWhat is your Genius?

What Really Motivates

While some are still stuck in old paradigms of motivation, many have moved beyond this command, control, and threats style to an over-reliance on the behavioral model of rewards. Scientific studies continue to support a more sophisticated perspective that relies on the leader creating environments of autonomy, competence (mastery), and relatedness (purpose). This video provides … Read moreWhat Really Motivates

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail and How You Can Achieve Yours

Sorry to be a downer but only about 40% of people follow through well enough to keep their new year’s resolutions according to Psychology professor John Norcross at Scranton University. We don’t need a research study to know that most people fail when trying to make change by utilizing resolutions. Having coached more than a … Read moreWhy New Year’s Resolutions Fail and How You Can Achieve Yours

My Top 5 Productivity Apps

We could all use a little more time and a little more organization. That’s why I use a handful of apps to increase my productivity. Below you will find a list of my favorite apps and how I use them. Evernote: This is my favorite app and is what I call my second brain. It … Read moreMy Top 5 Productivity Apps

Life Defining Questions

I had the opportunity today to ponder some of the most important questions in life. It’s not often any of us get a chance to take some time to think deeply about what really matters in life. Do yourself a big favor and find some quiet time, get a pen and paper and then answer … Read moreLife Defining Questions

Motivation Basics

This is a video on my YouTube channel giving an overview of the basics of motivation. I share three popular motivation theories that provides a foundation of understanding self-motivation and how you can motivate others. I review Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Cognitive Evaluation Theory, X Y theory, and Edward Deci’s Self-Determination Theory. I will … Read moreMotivation Basics

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