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5 Tactics for Teamwork During Uncertainty

By | Posted May 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Think you know how to get your team to work together? Imagine navigating a tiny boat through a sudden, violent storm at sea—with winds roaring at nearly 100 mph and waves soaring to 80 feet—to not only survive, but triumph over formidable competitors in one of the world’s toughest ocean races.

5 Tips for Motivating Stallers and Other Difficult Employees

By | Posted Mar 14, 2013 | 3 Comments

Sometimes difficult employees can really hold a project up. Here are 5 tips to motivate: Determine why the Staller resists […]

Motivation: Three Questions to Discover What Makes Your Employees Tick

By | Posted Mar 8, 2013 | 27 Comments

Motivation is easy if you take the time to get to know your employees. Observe your direct reports to determine whether their needs are being met. Ask them key questions to help you figure out what’s working for them and what isn’t. After you find that out, take action to help them progress in the organization. You get the dual victory of countering workplace dissatisfaction and helping your team kick into high gear.

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5 Rockin’ Motivation Techniques That Won’t Cost a Dime

By | Posted Feb 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

Managers often struggle to get their team into high gear without using financial incentives. They don’t realize that the best motivation is self-motivation—and you don’t need a dime to get your staff going.

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Inspire Loyalty From Your Team

By | Posted Feb 21, 2013

Employees who feel appreciated and have meaningful work to perform are inclined to be loyal for as long as they are there. But few people feel an obligation to remain once the work becomes boring to them and/or they move on to a new job. Hence the “new loyalty:” commitment associated with the here and now. Aim to secure loyalty for as long as your direct reports are with you—whether it’s for a matter of months or years.

5 Steps to Build a Healthy Work Environment

By | Posted Feb 13, 2013

As a manager, you have an opportunity to set standards that boost the health and well-being of your work environment. […]

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