Tag: Motivation

Bringing Cheer to Your Workplace

It’s the holiday season and everyone is trying to spread love and cheer everywhere but what about spreading that cheer at our workplace? As leaders, it is part of our responsibility to motivate our employees and give them a pleasant and happy environment. In a recent post on the Blake Connect blog, this topic was

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What Motivates You vs. What Motivates Me

We are all motivated by different means. Yes, there will frequently be some overlap but the combination of factors is fairly customized to each individual. As a leader, figuring out the perfect motivation is a skill. In a blog post today on The Recovering Engineer, motivation types were discussed. One prevalent model for motivation is

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A “Little” Help for Women in Leadership

Ever look around for tools to help you as a woman in a leadership role? It just so happens that those tools are all around us and they aren’t always just skills to build. Sometimes they even come through technology! In an article on the Fast Company Leadership blog, Belinda Parmar highlighted some great apps

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Positive Leadership

We all have downtimes and setbacks but as leaders, we are responsible to motivate our teams to perform. One of the best ways to do this is to practice positive leadership. Learn to spin what may first appear as a negative into an opportunity. On the LeadershipTraq blog, Mick Ukleja wrote a post today about

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Strength in Building Leadership Skills

We all know that gaining a skill takes work but it is that work that can make us the most successful. In her article on Insider’s Circle, Meredith Bell shared some insight in the strength that is necessary to be an effective leader and entrepreneur. You need to be strong as a person to make

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Taking the Time to Slow Down

“I’m great at multi-tasking.” This is something I have caught myself saying in many an interview or discussion about a potential project. But what does it mean to be great at multi-tasking? Does it mean you are going non-stop – jumping from project to project without taking a break to re-focus on what your overall

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Defining Leadership

What is Leadership? What does it mean to be a leader? These questions are at the core of finding how to be an effective leader. I recently read a post on the Linked 2 Leadership blog from Scott Crandall that defined leadership through six keywords. Crandall defines leadership as… the ability to influence people so

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Finding Purpose in Your Work

Today I read a post that I want to share with you all. It was by Jon Gordon on Michael Hyatt’s Intentional Leadership blog and concerned why we should have a purpose for our work that is more than just a paycheck or overall financial security. Many aim to make a difference in the world

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Leading a Culture That Works

If you’ve worked for any established company (and I’m pretty sure you have), you know that culture is hard to change.  A company’s culture is engrained into the employees, processes and politics. Attempts to alter a corporate culture should be well-thought out and planned with contingency plans in place. Earlier this week Celeste Paradise posted

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