Archive | January, 2013

Communication and Partnerships

Fostering a sense of partnership with your employee’s is an important aspect of motivation. People typically want to do good and feel like they belong. Don’t just focus on the success of the company or your management team. Realize that you can’t be a successful leader and try to do everything yourself. The increased success of you […]

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Why Isn’t This Incentive Program Working?

Incentive programs continue to be one of the most debated topics in management.  Sometimes incentive programs work well.  Sometimes they do not.   Leadership can make a difference. Have you ever experienced any of these scenarios? You’ve implemented a new incentive program and results go down? You roll-out a new contest and no one seems […]

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Performance Management by Any Other Name…Please!

“Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.” Peter Drucker A couple of Thursdays back I sat in my evening Organizational Behavior class as several groups of students made their final presentations. The students were using material they had gathered after perusing many entries to […]

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Change and (Positive) Emotions

January 7, 2013 For years in training around the world I’ve said – “There is always an emotional component to change.”  And people have typically nodded in agreement.  After all, personal experience will tell anyone this is true.  There have been changes in your life you were excited about, and those where your emotions were, […]

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Good Leaders Remember Names

“And when someone else speaks your name you feel pleased. You feel wanted. You feel there. Alive. Even if they’re saying your name with dislike, at least you know you’re you, that you exist.” ― Aidan Chambers Two leaders are presenting at the meeting.  Both wander around the meeting before hand making small talk.  Both address […]

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