Tag Archives: Motivation
As a leader, how do you motivate a failing team?

Here is a great question from a client. It’s about a situation that most leaders have to face at some time or another. This client has recently taken on a team and is doing very well. Every now and then … Continue reading

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Are you too soft?

I listened to David Attenborough on Desert Island Disks recently. He had many fascinating stories to tell. He talked about his parents. They were striking and inspiring. New sisters During the war, they helped many refugees. One day, David and … Continue reading

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3 Tips to help you achieve your objectives and goals

Keeping yourself motivated so that you achieve your goals and objectives is something that many people find difficult. It’s easy enough at the beginning, but as you encounter problems and obstacles it can get more difficult. To achieve your goals … Continue reading

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Is competition a good thing?

Imagine this scenario. Your boss tells you that you are getting a pay rise of 5%. You are probably delighted. How do you feel when you hear Joan Smith got 10%? Why should this make any difference to you? You … Continue reading

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The Mistake Safety Net

Have you ever made this mistake? Something happens, you assume you know why, and you are completely wrong? I have a little safety net that usually saves me from seriously bad mistakes. Let me share it with you. You might … Continue reading

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Doom, Gloom and Choices

Do you ever pay attention to what you say and how you say it? Here’s an example of what I mean. I was working with a client recently who told me: “I’ll be exhausted by the end of this.” We … Continue reading

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How To Keep Motivated When Times Are Hard

If you have to lead a team in these difficult times, or just keep yourself going, it can be a great challenge at times. You know, you are struggling to survive and you get another kick in the teeth from … Continue reading

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The Cheapest Way To Motivate Your Team

The lowest cost way to motivate your team is to have clear objectives. Unless you know what it you need to achieve, it’s very hard to be motivated to achieve it. Having clear objectives costs you nothing. What costs you … Continue reading

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