Category Archive: Motivation

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

Top Leaders Explain What Fuels Their Energy

Any incompetent fool can run around barking orders like a chihuahua with the self image of a doberman.  Yes, giving direction is part of leadership. But the soft stuff, like igniting, monitoring, and… Continue reading

How to Find Energy to Move Closer to the Edge

Spiders, snakes, and bears are scary. I had a dream about a bear on railroad tracks when I was a kid. I don’t know if I’m afraid of bears because of the dream… Continue reading