THE RIGHT Motivation

Fuels Engagement

How Do You Motivate Your Team?

Disengaged employees cost organizations billions of dollars every year, and yet most managers have no idea the root source of the problem and how to turn things around. The right motivation matters. The key to engagement is the quality of an employee’s motivation in the workplace. Optimal Motivation® teaches your managers how to activate higher levels of motivation that are proven to increase engagement and overall business performance.

Optimally motivated employees in an organization are 3x more satisfied with their jobs, 3x more creative and 10x more engaged.*


Motivation is at the heart of everything employees do, or don’t do. People are always motivated, but there are different types of motivation and it’s the quality of their motivation that impacts results. When managers understand the nature of motivation in an organization and how to help their people shift to optimal motivation, they create a workplace environment where people achieve goals, sustain high performance, and flourish.

Motivational training for employees increases engagement | ken blanchard


Day-to-day optimal motivation is the fuel that increases employee engagement and employee work passion.

Optimal motivation in organizations improves well-being | ken blanchard


By facilitating optimal motivation conversations, managers improve their team members’ positive energy, vitality, and overall well-being.

Increase productivity with motivational training for employees | ken blanchard

Increase Productivity & Retention

Optimally motivated employees are more productive, achieve higher-quality results, and are more likely to stay at the company.


We know that turning around an employee engagement issue is a difficult job, and having the right motivation is the solution.

Optimal Motivation helps your managers shift from “how do I motivate someone?” to understanding why a person is motivated and helping them shift to the optimal motivation required to produce the desired results.

An added value of Optimal Motivation is that by learning the skills to facilitate their people’s shift, managers learn how to shift their own motivation. A leader who is not optimally motivated is not likely to activate optimal motivation in those they lead.

Based upon the latest scientific research on the nature of human motivation, our experts have developed a powerful program that teaches managers the three skills needed to activate optimal motivation with employees in the workplace.

3 skills for motivating employees in the workplace | ken blanchard

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“I learned as much about my own motivation as I did about the motivation of those I lead.”

Workshop Participant, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Powder River Energy Corporation

“The Optimal Motivation program helps everyone on the team to shift from a 'carrot and stick' approach to a holistic strategy that engages and aligns the head, the heart, and the hands. Leaders can shift their own thinking so that they themselves can experience the benefits of Optimal Motivation and to help their teams toward even higher levels of performance and job satisfaction.”

Mike Easley, CEO, Powder River Energy Corporation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas

“People tend to think of challenging conversations as a way to resolve conflict, but when you add the outlook conversation from the Optimal Motivation program to the mix, it allows for a more positive focus and options.”

Dr. Paula Daoust, Director of Workforce and Leadership Development, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas

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Optimal Motivation is a 1 or 1 ½ day face-to-face workshop that will teach your managers and self-leaders how to shift toward optimal motivation, every day, to increase employee engagement and productivity.

Employee motivation theories about eroding motivation | ken blanchard
“A Business Case For Optimal Motivation”
*The Economics of Wellbeing by Tom Rath and Jim Harter, 2010
Positive Intelligence, Harvard Business Review, 2013