Category Archive: Motivation

3 Ways to Energize Employees

Treat people like tools – they act like zombies. Machines get things done, but people have heart. What are you really doing? Tee-ball: The tee-ball coach is teaching Freddie to hit the ball… Continue reading

How to Bring the Power of Purpose into Daily Practice

Managers complain that they don’t have time to monitor and manage their team’s energy. Yet, when their car gets close to “E”, they take time to fuel up. Short-sighted managers care more about… Continue reading

89% of Employees are Demotivated by Ineffective Managers and Leaders

It might hurt, but look in the mirror if people around you are low energy slugs.  The greatest ability is the ability to develop abilities. 98% of employees who have good leaders are… Continue reading

12 Sentence Starters that Inspire Courage

Any bully can kick someone in the pants. It takes real leadership to inspire. If you encouraged a team member once a week, you’d do it about 50 times a year. (Allowing for… Continue reading

4 Ways to Build Teams That Pull You into the Future

Leaders lean in when I talk about teams with pull. We’ve all been on teams that needed to be pushed. How do you create pull? You can’t create the future with a team… Continue reading

All I Want is Just a Little Respect

Aretha Franklin speaks for everyone when she sings, “All I want is just a little respect.” Don’t poke dogs and expect them to kiss you.  The song, “Respect,” was written by Otis Redding.… Continue reading