How to Encourage Others and Inspire Your Followers

6 Ways to Build Others up and Grow Your Influence

When is the last time someone told you, “I’m proud of you”? Not for what you’ve done or accomplished but just for being you. If you are like most people, it’s been far too long.

How to Encourage Others and Inspire Your Followers

Those four words are some of the most encouraging words we can hear. That’s why I whisper them to our daughter every night before she goes to sleep.

No matter what she did or didn’t do that day, no matter what she accomplished or how she acted, she will hear those four powerful words:

“I’m proud of you.”

What are People Willing to Fight For? How Purpose Trumps Profits

Money makes for a great scorecard, but a terrible motivator. That’s a lesson I learned the hard way when I was a new leader almost a decade ago. As a small startup, we assembled a team of what could best be described as a rag-tag group of people. Think The Bad News Bears, but older. And I had no clue how to motivate them.

What are People Willing to Fight For? How Purpose Trumps Profits

Where Motivation Truly Comes From

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. – Helen Keller (TWEET THAT)

When I first began to lead others in the marketplace, I thought that everyone was like me. Money was the scorecard and it was also the motivator. Boy, was I wrong!

I’d struggled for almost a year to find better ways to motivate our team and push them to new levels of excellence. I used mostly financial incentives, with little or no results. Then, we held a company retreat.

Four Ways to Shut Up an Office Gossip

How to Stop a Poison from Ruining Your Business

If you listen to gossip, you are an accomplice to robbery. Rick Warren says in The Purpose Driven Life that: If you really want to stop gossip, you’ll get mean about it. (Tweet That) | Share this Graphic on Pinterest | Share on Facebook If you think that gossip ends when you hear it, even […]