Tag Archives: motivation

“FRESH Leadership”- Powerful New Insights and Tools for Today

What’s different about FRESH Leadership? Well, in short, it’s just better. Think of the differences we encounter with other things that are fresh or, conversely, stale – think of a…

What’s Wrong with the Carrot and Stick Approach?

In a nutshell, there is plenty that’s wrong about the carrot and stick approach. Yet, managers have not been given the tools or witnessed a better way to harness workers’…

How Gritty Are You?

Grit may have little significance to you. In fact, the term grit may merely seem relevant to you at your semiannual dental check-up when that sandy paste is spread all…

My Favorite Story of 2013

Watch this 20-minute video and get pumped to pursue any goal you may have set for 2014. Diane Nyad’s first-person account of swimming in the Gulf Coast from Cuba to…

3 Great Pieces of Advice

Earlier this month, 64-year old Diana Nyad gave three pieces of advice immediately after she emerged from the water, after swimming 52-hours from Havana, Cuba to Florida.  On September 2,…

Mixed Signals – How to Stamp Out This Common Communication Barrier

Last week I gave a short talk about common communication barriers. Although the list I normally present to students in the organizational behavior class I teach contains nine points, I…

3 Tips for Living an Inspired Life

Are you living an inspired life? If you cannot quickly identify something that inspires and motivates you on a daily basis and also connect that inspiration to choices you make…

Procrastination in Self and Co-workers: What’s Driving Your Delaying?

Procrastination in Self and Co-workers: What’s Driving Your Delaying? Yesterday, while discussing individual decision-making in a 300-level college course called “Managing Behavior in Pubic Organizations,” the class started a great…

Indy’s Mini-Marathon – Motivating and Inspiring

What could be more motivating than participating in the world’s largest half marathon?  It was great to be a part of the 35,000 people excited to run or walk 13.1 miles this morning. …

Get Motivated – No Excuses

It’s difficult to sustain motivation – it’s the reason we fail when trying to implement new diets, exercise regimes, business plans, or parenting tactics. There are a countless excuses we…