How to Motivate Followers
When I ask leaders, “what one skill do you want to know most?” the often repeated response is this: “Teach me how to motivate my followers.” Some managers and supervisors mistakenly believe that if they get their followers to do what they want—regardless the means or methods used—their followers will be forever motivated.
Read my latest Leaders Ought to Know blog post for a discussion of the difference between motivation and manipulation and what manipulation costs leaders. I would also like to hear from you: What are some common forms of manipulations that leaders mistakenly use to motivate followers?
How to Manage Your Manager
Too often good employees and good leaders have good intentions, yet they find themselves at a disconnect. So what can you do when you find you need to manage your manager? One of our viewers shared this scenario and asked this question… “I’m a very goal-driven person, and I have things I want to accomplish in my […]
Setting Better Expectations with Your Team
Could you be setting better expectations with your team? If you’re looking to improve performance, starting with baseline expectations may be the next right step for you. In Episode 10 of The Man & The Millennial Show, we offer you five questions to help you get better results by setting better expectations. #settingexpectations #betterexpectations #employeeengagement […]
World-Class Service & The Masters Who Create It
During my 30+ year professional speaking career, I’ve enjoyed a number of incredible, world-class service experiences. But my experience from twenty years ago this week is hard to top. In 2002, I spent 10 days working as a “paid volunteer” at The Masters Championship at Augusta National Golf Club. A tough job, but somebody’s got to […]