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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.


Employee Work Passion: Volume 7
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Performance management is a key leadership responsibility. This survey suggests that significant gaps exist between employee expectations and what they are experiencing at work. Left unaddressed, these gaps represent a drain on overall organizational vitality through lowered employee intentions to stay, endorse, and apply discretionary effort as needed.

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What if My Boss REALLY IS Trying to Get Rid of Me? Ask Madeleine

Dear Readers, I got so much mail about my last post, I Think My Boss is Trying to Get Rid of Me, that I want to address the essence of the comments, which is: What if it’s actually true? My response to the original letter was based on the question as presented, which contained no…


The Top 10 Ways Leaders Erode Trust

“Call me irresponsible, call me unreliable Throw in undependable too” Frank Sinatra ~ Call Me Irresponsible (1963) Irresponsible, unreliable, and undependable make for great words in a song, but if those adjectives describe your leadership style then chances are your people don’t trust you. Now, I believe most people strive to be honorable and trustworthy in…


Leaders: Would Direct Reports Say Conversations With You Are Useful?

Recently I have been involved with group that is creating a new training program for our company. We have been building on the idea I have always used as a coach, which is that an interaction is either useful or it’s not. A useful conversation leaves you clear and ready to take action. A conversation…