Tag Archives: Employee motivation

Do Unto Others……

I read a good blog the other day which advised leaders to treat their employees as they would want to be treated. This is sound advice in many situations, however I shall always remember my diversity training at Shell which challenged my basic belief of “Do unto others as you would be done by”. This blog gives an additional view. Continue reading

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How to be a positive leader

There is the underlying need for leaders to create a positive environment in which employees recognise their role in overcoming problems. To make a start, there are 3 questions leaders can use to focus everyone on solutions rather than challenges. Why should they do this? Looking for opportunities and always having a positive mindset sets the tone for people to take responsibility, find solutions and succeed. Continue reading

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The 2 keys to personal development

Personal development can lead to realising your potential but it will take awareness and a commitment to changing behaviours, which are driven by your internal and external drivers. Using these keys will help you to understand, manage and develop yourself to reach your personal goals. To motivate and develop your people, a similar understanding of their internal and external drivers will give you the keys to support their leadership development. Continue reading

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3 Tips to High Performance

Most CEOs I talk to are clear about what they want to achieve and some are a little disappointed when their employees do not appear to be as focused and motivated as they are. Very often this is due to the CEO failing to include the third and most important tip in this simple list. Continue reading

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Appraisal tips from the archives

That time of year is coming around again and my clients are starting to look at delivering or participating in appraisals. I therefore bring two previous posts to your attention to enable you to brush up your skills, make your appraisals a positive experience and achieve the best results from the process. Continue reading

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3 key questions to manage change

People can fear change. This reaction arises from the fear of what will be lost because of the change, rather than the change itself. Supporting people through change is the key role of a leader and can be effective if the process starts with asking 3 key questions. Continue reading

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How to beat the competition – Part 1 The Myth

It is a myth that a business has no competitors because every potential customer has an alternative in their minds when contemplating a purchase. Beating the competition means first identifying who they are. This is determined by those your customers consider to be competitors, as well as those you already consider. Your customer may not have the same market knowledge as you do and therefore their choices may appear far wider and you will need to “build your case” against this wider range. Beating the competition includes developing messages for all perceived competitors. Continue reading

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