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A Business Case for Optimal Motivation
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Activating optimal motivation is far more than a feel-good proposition for individuals and organizations. It provides a pragmatic and skill-based framework, course of action, and solution to helping shift a workforce that costs organizations an estimated $350 billion annually in lost productivity. Organizations will spend $750,000 to $1 billion to fix a problem whose source many of them do not understand.


People-Centered Leadership
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Operating in open markets that are more turbulent than ever before, companies today face daunting challenges and unprecedented opportunities. Yet many are still using a Capital-Centered Leadership model designed for the traditional companies of the industrial economy and, as a result, face deep systemic problems in sustaining performance. Leaders today urgently need a model designed for the agile companies of the digital economy.

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What Do Workers Want? Better communication with their leader for starters

Earlier this month, I noticed that a few of my Facebook friends were posting a link to a Wall Street Journal post titled What Do Workers Want from the Boss? The article describes the results of a Gallup study showing that employees want communication, a trusting relationship, and clear measurement standards from their immediate supervisor.…


Dealing With Someone Who Has Quit and Stayed: Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I’ve got a member of my team who has “retired in place.” No matter what I try, I can’t get him to engage. Any thoughts? Frustrated Dear Frustrated, I think the only thing to do in this situation is to have a serious sit-down with your disengaged team member. First, put the facts as…


Virtual Team Too Big? 3 Warning Signs

Because of the diversity of ideas and perspectives, virtual teams are the ideal forum to gather best practices and implement changes across geographical and organizational boundaries. Unfortunately, time zone challenges and large group meetings with little time for involvement mean most virtual teams do not live up to their potential. How do you as a…