Tag: motivation

Time to Treat

June 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

All of the best managers need to have an alliance with their employees. They need to form more than a partnership relationship with them to ensure that they are comfortable with each other. Once in a while, it’s great to be able to show how much you value this relationship in real terms. You can’t […]

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What You Need to Know About Motivation

April 10, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Motivation eh? The Holy Grail of management… For many of us, the spark that motivates us is difficult to define. Many (simplistic?) organisations believe that tangible reward is the answer. Do better – we pay you more – simple. But for motivation, this doesn’t work – checkout this revealing video from RSAnimate to see why… […]

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Strong Standards Drive Freedom to Create

January 12, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

In a business world where innovation and creativity are in fashion right now, many organizations find the need to be more relaxed to engage with their employees and let them off their ropes. Such freedom is, in enlightened organizational eyes, vital to ensure that every one of their people feel that the environment is ideally […]

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My Team Is Famous For…

November 15, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Getting great people to be in the team is one of the most rewarding tactics to help managers deliver the results demanded of them. Yet these ‘great people’ as employees can be so hard to find. Some managers have found the key to unlock creating a successful team, by ensuring that they get well known […]

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Appreciation – Learning from Your Team

August 30, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

One of the simplest management tactics you can use to build trust and positive morale is where you find a small amount of time in your day to appreciate your people. This can take the form of praise; encouragement; delegation and even that simplest of activities, just saying ‘thank you’. Sometimes even just keeping it […]

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Management By Buns

July 26, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

The simplest behaviors can make a manager. Sometimes those behaviors don’t even need to be regular; they are allowed to be inconsistently regular in fact.

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“What do your people say motivates them?”

January 20, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Find out by asking them and when you know, build on it, big time! Share this:

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Positive – And Not The Way You Think

September 7, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

We’ve all heard about the ‘power of positive thinking’ as a technique that enables us to achieve more, just by the way we talk ourselves into it. When you manage a team, you know that your people are your asset and how you are with them is vitally important. In the way you speak; the […]

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Happiness – To Pursue or Avoid?

March 14, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

There’s a fascinating book about John Wesley Powell,  called “The Last Canyon”, by John Vernon, it explores their early expedition of discovery through the Grand Canyon. And in it there is a small piece of dialogue near the front of the book. In that dialogue, Powell chastises one of his crew about his surliness. The […]

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