Category Archive: Motivation

Breaking the Glum-Leader Syndrome

I’ve met some unhappy leaders. Perhaps they love position, power, prestige, or the paycheck. But, they drain energy from people and teams. Unhappy leaders lead unhappy teams. Do something else if leading makes you… Continue reading

How Honor Fuels Energy and Gets Results

Done poorly, gratitude demotivates or inspires entitlement. Affirm results; honor heart. The person behind results: There’s a leader on my team who enjoys meeting needs and taking care of people. I saw him in action… Continue reading

The Secret to Vitality

Words create worlds. Positive words create vibrant environments. Negative words create defeated environments. Energy is low, when problems, complaints, and falling short is the persistent topic of conversation. Leaders ignite vitality or drain energy… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Maintaining Motivation

It’s “Solution Saturday” and Ken asks how to maintain motivation two or three weeks after a layoff, for example? Patterns make or break you, not one moment. Success is a series of decisions… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: How to Inspire

Today is the first Saturday of an experiment I’m calling “Solution Saturday.” Julie asks, “How do you truly inspire people?” 17 ways to truly inspire. Realize true inspiration is internal. People inspire themselves.… Continue reading

How to Use Doubt and Belief as Motivation

Doubt inspires fear and insecurity, usually. Belief inspires boldness. Doubt as motivation: “I’m not sure you can do it,” motivates those driven to prove you wrong. Doubt fuels performance when seven things are true. You… Continue reading