Motivation 101

Motivation 101

A big part of understanding how to motivate others is knowing the difference between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation. In this video James talks about Sticks, Carrots and Rockets and how knowing the difference can significantly alter how you approach motivating...

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The Mouse and the Snake

The audio below is a done-for-you story you can use to spark a great discussion with your team on raising their level of performance. The use of story is so important when you are talking with your employees. Here is one you can use at your next  team meeting. I first...

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Leaders no longer with us

 Loading Which leader do you think was the most inspiring? Thank you for voting You have already voted on this poll! Please select an option! Abraham Lincoln Nelson Mandela Ernest Shackelton Winston Churchill Vote Show ResultsHide Results  ...

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Accountability Gone Wrong

So my daughter came home from high school and told me she paid someone to write here in-class essay for her. My first thought was where did she get the money, and my next was, you did what! Don’t you hate those moments as a parent when your child does something and...

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Hire The Pothole Fairy

Hire The Pothole Fairy

I’m not sure if you saw the story about the woman in Russia who was so tired of her city not fixing potholes that she decided to take matter into her own hands and fix them herself. She has now been dubbed the Pothole Fairy, but has also earned a rebuke from the very...

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How To Win Your Argument

How To Win Your Argument

You have to convince the team of senior executives that instead of launching a new store, they should instead invest money in shoring up the existing franchises. In order to persuade them to your side you know you need to craft your argument carefully.
Which approach will give you the highest probability of success?

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