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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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Don’t Be a Wuss When Managing Others

If you are tolerating way too much from your people, maybe you are really nice—or maybe there’s something else going on. As described in previous posts, it is possible: – You don’t want people to think you are bossy and you don’t think people like to be bossed around; – You’re afraid of damaging the…

6 Steps to Rebuild Broken Trust

I believe most leaders strive to be trustworthy. There aren’t too many leaders who wake up in the morning, roll out of bed and say to themselves, “Hmmm…I think I’ll try to break someone’s trust today!” Yet even in spite of our best intentions, there will be times when we damage the level of trust…

What’s Holding You Back? 3 Ways to Break Through Self-Imposed Limitations

Recently, I coached a client who was struggling with self-confidence in presenting his ideas to upper management. He was fearful of not meeting upper management’s expectations and being rejected.  There were several times over the past year that he had been unsuccessful in communicating effectively and he had begun to doubt his abilities. I kept…