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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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The Curse of Unspoken Expectations – 3 Ways to Improve Teamwork and Collaboration

Unspoken expectations are a curse upon relationships. It’s a surefire way to guarantee you will have conflict and discord that leads to poor teamwork and collaboration in the workplace. Some time ago I was working with a CEO to help him improve the levels of trust and engagement in his company. He had recently hired…


Practicing Extreme Self Care—7 Ways to Get Started

When Ken Blanchard and Don Shula’s book Everyone’s A Coach was released, professional coaches took umbrage. Some among us thought Well, that’s just not true. Not everyone is a coach. But over the years, I have come to see that anyone who is in the business of helping and serving others really can benefit by…


5 Tips for Building Clarity and Confidence at Work: Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I’ve been in my job for 18 months and I’m good at it. I’m basically pretty clear about what I’m supposed to be doing, and I know my coworkers see me as dependable. My problem is that I can’t get any time with my boss. I send emails and leave voicemails with questions,…