Category Archive: Motivation

Six Simple Questions Highly Successful Managers Keep Asking

The tragedy of poor management is lost potential and lack of fulfillment. Successful managers create environments where people make a difference for themselves and their organizations. Six simple questions all successful managers ask: #1. What… Continue reading

7 Ways to Look the Beast in the Eye

Optimism is foolish when it makes light of challenges. A little overconfidence inspires courage, but swagger goes wrong when it makes light of hairy beasts. Go ahead and overestimate your strengths a little,… Continue reading

7 Ways to be a Dealer in Hope

You and the people you influence cannot thrive apart from hope. Napoleon rightly said, “A leader is a dealer in hope.” Successful leaders inspire hope.  Leadership is about the future – hope is… Continue reading

5 Ways to Get Out of La La Land

You haven’t figured yourself out. What makes you think you understand others? You make snap decisions about people with a smattering of information. Fabricated motivations: Listen for “that’s because” when you evaluate people. You’re… Continue reading

Terminal Cancer Isn’t Distracting Super Bowl Coach Bruce DeHaven

Would you show up for work if you knew you were dying of cancer? Special team’s coach Bruce DeHaven of the Carolina Panthers didn’t miss a practice all season, even though he was diagnosed… Continue reading

13 Cost-Free Ways to Ignite Energy

Disrespect feels like a pat on the head, followed by a closing door. Disrespect encourages your inner accuser to whisper, “You don’t matter.” Disrespect increases sick days, slow downs, and paybacks. Nearly 80% of… Continue reading