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4:18 pm

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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12:56 pm

Coaches and Leaders - Developing tactical skills in your team is not the way to go

The long-term success of a team, whether in sport or in any organization, IS NOT dependent on the tactical skills and capabilities of those that make up the team. It may seem as though the ability of team members to shoot a ball, handle social media or execute on Customer-Centric Selling brings the success, but that's an illusion.

There's a deeper level where that fuels skills at various tasks and drives development of new skills; that's the place where coaches and leaders need to focus time and energies building.Read More


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1:42 pm

Could Kobe Bryant's Last Season be Considered 'Successful'?

Kobe Bryant completed his 20th season in the NBA last night in spectacular fashion. His 60 points, including 17 in a row in the 4th quarter, were the most scored by a player in his final game.

Has Kobe's final season been a 'success'? Given what I consider the best definition of success in sportsKobe Bryant and in leadership, the answer is definitely YES. Read More


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