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...

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...
Inspire Your Staff With The Ultimate Holiday Card

Inspire Your Staff With The Ultimate Holiday Card

Holidays are coming and you know it is customary for you as a manager to send greeting cards to your staff. The problem is you hate the whole process. I am going to show you how to create a holiday greeting card like they have never laid eyes on before. In our virtual...
The Two Sides of Staff Motivation

The Two Sides of Staff Motivation

  Imagine trying to get someone to run fast while attached to an open parachute. Its hard.  So how do we motivate this person to run faster? If you said “Get rid of the parachute” you would be wrong. While eliminating the obstacle will make the job...
Laughing Your Way to the Top

Laughing Your Way to the Top

by Canadian business speaker and author Michael Kerr. “Did you hear the one about the manager who got a bigger bonus because he had a great sense of humour?”       You probably haven’t heard this one making the rounds at the water cooler, because it’s not a joke. It’s...