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?
Talk With People: 6 Steps to Cut Complaints & Build Connection
Use these six communication steps when you talk with people, and watch complaints subside and your relationships improve!
Mental Health At Work Doesn’t Matter If
Some people are exhausted with the talk about mental health in the workplace and culture in the organization. They want their people to ‘just show up and do the job they were hired to do’. Do you feel the same way or differently? Honestly, I can understand that frustration. And, mental health doesn’t matter in […]
A Leadership Lesson Learned the Hard Way
What is the one leadership lesson you’ve learned the hard way? Think about it for a minute — whatever it is, has it stuck with you? Mine has. But as hard as it was, it was a positive turning point in my leadership growth. Maybe my experience can save you some pain while helping you […]