Category: Motivation | Leadership

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Motivation that really works!

Jon Gordon has a fantastic newsletter I read on a regular basis. One recently focused on Motivation and what you have to do to really make it work! 1. Don’t be too busy to communicate. Be open with the people you want to motivate. Transparency, communication and openness go a very long way. Be positive. 2. Lead with optimism. Getting things done and having a can-do attitude are key. Be optimistic and transfer your belief onto others. 3. Share the vision. Constantly share your vision. The plan for a better and brighter future. Talk about the actions you will take. That will inspire your team. A vision statement and clear direction. 4. Relationships build real motivation. Know the people you work with and have a relationship with them. 5. Create purpose-driven goals. There is a desire to make a difference in everyone. People work harder knowing they contribute to the overall success of the team. When money is a side factor and the motivation comes from working for a greater purpose, you got your team at a very high level of motivation. And usually, at least in sales, if you achieve the latter, then the money will follow. Have a

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Leadership & Great Companies

I recently revisited the book Good to Great by Jim Collins which I read a few years ago studying for my MBA. Now, with the TED talk about inspiring leaders and its affinity to both NLP and DBM, it was time for another post. “It is your Work in life that is the ultimate seduction”, Pablo Picasso. In NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and DBM (Development of Behavioural Models), you drill down on actions by asking: – What do you do? – How are you doing it? – Why are you doing it? With more modelling this goes deeper, however focusing on this three questions, and looking at the TED talk, we are looking to answer the question what a successful leader is made of, and what are successful companies made of: – What does s/he do? – How is s/he doing it? How is he leading, managing and setting example? – Why is s/he doing it? What motivated the leader and makes him so good in what he is doing and how he is doing it. The latter seems to be key to a lot of discussions around leadership. Hence in Jim Collins book it is about “good to great”,

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