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Leaders Must Look at Themselves to Build Employee Motivation

I just read an interesting article on Harvard Business Review from leadership coach Monique Valcour about employee motivation and how we as leaders play a much more decisive role with it than we'd like to acknowledge.

Monique talks about the vicious circle that occurs when we leaders decide a person is no longer motivated in their job to the extent we believe they should. That leads to our withdrawal, which leads to even less motivation, and so on.Read More


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3:02 pm

Do you really want to boil like a frog? Six traits to have to recognize and avoid danger.

Have you heard that if a frog gets placed directly into a pot of boiling water, it jumps out quickly, but when the frog is put in warm water and the pot is gradually warmed up to boiling, the frog stays and dies?

We place ourselves in this type of situation frequently in our jobs, although we don't actually boil to death. What I'm talking about is that we commit ourselves to strategies and processes and don't recognize that those strategies and processes we've depended on may actually killing us. Many times, we might see some changes that could hurt us, but choose to muscle through those signs and soldier on.Read More


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