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Employee Motivation

Vision: The Importance of a Strong Vision Statement

  Does your organization have a Vision Statement?  Most do – and it should be one of the guiding principles of the day-to-day operations of the organization.  The Vision Statement sets the direction of the organization, guiding the decisions and strategy. As a leader, knowing and understanding the organization’s vision is key to leading an …

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What Are The Kansas City Royals Teaching Us About Leadership and Building a Great Culture?

The Kansas City Royals blazed through the ALCS to the World Series, after sweeping the Orioles almost exactly 29 years after winning their last pennant. This polar shift can teach us a great deal about building and leading a culture that breeds success in your organization. The Royals are coming off of a 29-YEAR losing …

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Be a Victim or Be a Hero: It’s Your Choice

If you’ve been a leader for very long, you have no doubt heard these complaints from the people on your team, explaining why they aren’t successful: “I need to hire more people. There’s just too much work and we’re overwhelmed.” “This project isn’t a good fit for my team. They’re just not motivated to really …

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How to Guard Against the 4 Deadly Sins of Leadership

The latest financial reports were bleak. Leadership was challenged to act quickly…but didn’t. Within a year, the company filed bankruptcy. Within three years, this company that had been in business for 70 years was dissolved, with significant losses to bondholders, corporate vendors, and 16,000 employees. What killed this once-thriving multi-billion dollar company?   And, more …

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Why Do Good People Underperform?

By Mark Fenner Why Do Good People Underperform? For a new hire, you may now be wondering what you saw in that person in the first place. For existing staffers, there may be a change for the worse in their performance, and you’re puzzling over why. There are a few general reasons why someone is …

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3 Steps to Help Your Managers Prepare for Difficult Conversations

By Dario Priolo During times of budget challenges and uncertainty, supervisors might be experiencing an increase in the number of difficult conversations with their staff. These could include delivering bad news about an employee’s job, informing staff about work restructuring, or discussing other complicated and stressful work situations. 1. Preparing for the conversation Before going …

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3 Practical Steps for Leaders to Better Motivate Employees

By Dario Priolo For decades, Zig Ziglar motivated and inspired millions of people to be better at whatever they do for a living. Zig’s ideas about creating a sense of urgency are exemplified in his “Day Before Vacation” story. This technique can have a tremendous effect on your productivity, and the ability to motivate employees. …

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