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How To Motivate Others: 6 Keys to Get Your Staff Moving Forward, (Part-2)

In part one of this key note, I shared the first three keys to help you get your team motivated. Here, I am sharing the final three keys. If you haven’t noticed yet, these keys really focus on what you do as a leader. Motivating people, while it is about those you are trying to motivate, the work really does fall on you as the leader. How you lead and how you use your power to influence your people will have a major impact on your team’s motivation, either positively or negatively. Now, for...

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How To Motivate Others: 6 Keys to Get Your Staff Moving Forward (Part-1)

One of the most challenging tasks that a leader faces is motivating their team, especially in times of organizational distress. Emphasizing what the team needs to do or should be doing is not usually an effective method. Neither is threatening people’s jobs. You may influence their behavior in the short-term, but these methods will not work over the long-term. They are likely to destroy morale and they may serve to alienate your team leaving them doing half-hearted and less than stellar work....

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Transitioning Into Power: 8 Keys to Establishing Yourself as a Respected Leader (Part-2)

In part 1 of this note, I shared how power comes with a lot of responsibility and the ease with which it can be used for the wrong things and can cause harm. The 8 keys are designed to help you navigate your transition into your first leadership position or into a significantly higher-level leadership position. The first four keys to establishing yourself as a respected leader are: Stay Grounded, Be Firm, Evaluate the Consequences of Decisions, and Know the Details. If you missed part 1, you...

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Transitioning Into Power: 8 Keys to Establishing Yourself as a Respected Leader (Part-1)

Leadership comes with power. Power that can be wielded for good or for evil. Many people are extended leadership roles based on their skills, expertise, performance or ability to relate well to people, not necessarily for how good of a leader they have demonstrated they are or show the potential to be. No matter how you may have gotten into this new role, you may find that the power you now have can be difficult to manage. You now have control over a major part of other people’s lives. This...

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Be Heard in the Workplace: 6 Keys to Getting People to Listen to You, (Part-2)

In this key note, we are looking at the final three keys to getting people to listen to you at work. If you missed part one, you can find the first three keys here. The purpose of this article is to help you employ strategies at work that will help you to be heard. Being heard is not limited to people listening to what you have to say. It includes having what you say be viewed as valuable, be considered in decision-making, and be acted upon. If you are not heard in your workplace, your impact...

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Be Heard in the Workplace: 6 Keys to Getting People to Listen to You (Part-1)

In most organizations, people are so concerned with being heard that they don’t take the time to listen. The interesting thing is that the more you listen to others the more they will listen to you -the more they will be interested in hearing what you have to say. However, most people don’t listen very well. When you add on the distraction of our devices and the many ways to communicate without looking someone in the eye, whatever listening skills you may have are typically challenged and...

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