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There is extensive information, theories, and perspectives available about employee motivation. Here are 10 that I found particularly inspiring. I hope you enjoy – and agree. Please feel free to share your most significant motivational practices in the comment section below.

If you’ve interviewed for a job you’ve probably thought about the practicality of trying to tell the interviewer everything you […]

We all know that it can be difficult enough to manage a business, even more so in this current climate. Now add to that mix raising young children while doing just that, and many people would raise their hands in despair and want to pull their hair out! In this post I hope to dispel the myth of the Supermum and explain why so many mothers should quit chasing the fairytale.

Mis – Communications. Have you ever been in a business situation where you were having difficulty understanding why staff and customers, superiors and subordinates, even co-workers were having difficulty understanding each other?

As you work to “motivate smarter” seek to diagnose, assess, and understand employee talents, values, and behaviors; and then develop your motivational structures as suggested above to assist your employees to become more authentic.

When I mentioned this at a workshop recently one of the business owners said: “You mean there are only 3 keys to success? Where have I been going wrong all these years?” I may tend to oversimplify – simply for the sake of directness.The top 3 keys to successful business growth include an actionable business plan, becoming more authentic and self-aware, and becoming a knowledge-based manager

As someone reared in South East Asia in a Eurasian household, the controversy over Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and the recent BBC documentary Meet Britain’s Tiger Mums, made me reflect on the cultural values I took for granted on both sides of my heritage

So why do we spend all that time and resource doing a job that a convenient tool can do for us using a fraction of the time and resources? Well I will let you answer that one for yourself and meanwhile let’s look at a few simple approaches we can take to our business that provide a bit of TLC, DIY style!

When you realize you are having that bad day does your enthusiasm for continuing your work day wane a bit? Do you question whether it is worth it to continue on? Do you realize that your attitude is affecting your commitment? Is it worth adjusting that attitude?

Thoughtful budgeting does result from thoughtful discussions and helps turn expectations into reality. When businesses don’t prepare an annual budget and wonder why reality doesn’t meet their expectations, it may be time to take a second look at the benefits of small business budgeting.