Archive for the ‘motivation’ Category

Basic human needs are the fundamental aspects of human nature. Values, beliefs, and customs differ from country to country and […]

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.

Your offices reflect on you – for both your people and your clients. But they can also influence the way your people work – all you have to do is understand what really drives your business forward, and build your workspace around it.

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

I spoke with a client recently about his efforts to develop productive work environments. He pointed out to me that he uses several practices that, if implemented effectively, form a sound basis for improving productivity.

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?

The old expression, ‘the customer is always right!’ is BS and if you truly believe in your offering, then you have to make a simple decision – stand strong in certain situations and turn that individual away, or perhaps make too many ‘exceptions’ and sacrifice what you and the company stands for.

When you decide to hire a new employee you can either decide to go it alone and hope you make the right series of decisions or you can review hiring practices that have proven effective over time. Let’s face it, in this new, emerging economy it is becoming more important to make sure that we are hiring smarter.