The Best Ways to Motivate your Employees

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You love what you do, and you’re good at it. Most likely, your employees are good at their jobs too, or they wouldn’t be there. That said, what are you doing to keep those individuals motivated, satisfied and happy, so they continue to engage and give 100% (or more)? How do you keep them from becoming robots: coming to work each day, punching the clock, doing only what they’re asked and leaving at 5 pm? Or worse, leaving the company?

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Can your 2 year old Teach you Workplace Accountability?

Child wearing a tie - AccountabilityAs children, our parents used many schemes to get us to do what they wanted us to do. Remember the old adage, this is going to hurt me more than it hurts you? I’m not referring to physical punishment, but more the battle of wills. If you’ve ever disciplined a two-year old, you know exactly what I mean. It is virtually impossible for an adult to get what they want by going toe to toe with a 2 year old. Instead, it takes a mature brain, finesse, and a whole lot of patience. It also takes discipline, but in this article I’m not talking about the discipline of the child.

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Do you Really Know your Team? Effective Leadership through Team Awareness

teamwork-2-1236611In my recent article, I discussed enhancing leadership through self-awareness. As a follow up, another main part of leadership is an awareness of how the people on your team are performing. Without constant evaluation of individual team contributions as well as feedback from your team, it is difficult to effectively lead them.

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