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Category: employee motivation

motivating your employees

“One size doesn’t fit all” when it comes to motivating your employees!!

As regular readers know, the topic of motivating your employees comes up often here on the blog.  I am repeatedly gobsmacked at how some managers are absolutely clueless as to what it takes.  Really, it isn’t that hard, or at

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make yourself available

Deliberately make yourself available to your staff

I’ve blogged previously about the importance of being present in your conversations with your employees, but today I want to come at this same subject from a more macro-perspective.  Today’s message: be seen, show your face, in other words, make

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love your job

Do you (still) love your job?

My latest column in The Globe and Mail posted online on Friday.  And, no different than any other time, I’m so excited to tell you about it! As we kick off the new year this month, I know that many

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leadership messages

What leadership messages are you (inadvertently) sending? Or when does duct tape become good enough?

  This happened a couple of weeks ago, and it made me think about whether we expect enough from our people, and what leadership messages we may be deliberately or inadvertently sending to them. When duct tape becomes good enough

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behaviour change

What will it (really) take to effect behaviour change in your employees?

One of the questions I get asked very often by leaders is how to effect behaviour change?  Not just for today or tomorrow, but in a way that creates long-term and sustainable change.  The answer is: with short-term actions.  Indeed,

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Hate your job? You have three choices

If you’re spending eight hours a day (or more) in a job that you’re not crazy about, then you have three options moving forward.  That’s right, only three!  And whining at the water cooler about how much you hate your

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