Expert Insights on Motivating People

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Money is a small motivator. To truly motivate others, find out what inspires them and where they find purpose. It's not an insurmountable challenge; it's as simple as asking questions, offering your trust, and recognizing contributions.


  • Acquire insights on how the brain responds to stimuli for threats and rewards.
    Acquire insights on how you can use the power of a mantra to change the culture of your organization for the better.
    Acquire insights on why it is important for the organizations to know their purpose.
    Acquire insights on how meaningful work is a more powerful motivator than money.
    Acquire insights on how to find meaning in your work to feel motivated.
    Acquire insights on how positive motivators have a better long-term impact than negative motivators.
    Acquire insights on the different words that act as meaningful motivators.
    Acquire insights on how to motivate people internally.
    Acquire insights on how intrinsic motivation can help employees stay engaged and productive in the long run.
    Acquire insights on how to energize others by inspiring them to raise their ambition.
    Acquire insights on the benefits of providing positive recognition.
    Acquire insights on how autonomy gives power to individual workers to express themselves and perform in an outstanding manner.
    Acquire insights on how to motivate a team member when he or she is not performing as per expectations.
    Acquire insights on how leaders can inspire others to inspire their own people.
    Acquire insights on what motivating and inspiring leaders do differently to ensure successful results.
    Acquire insights on how to keep your employees engaged and motivated when career advancement is stagnant.
    Acquire insights on how to motivate when intrinsic motivation is absent.
    Acquire insights on how to use motivation science to manage change.
    Acquire insights on how to provide optimal motivation for desirable outcomes.
    Acquire insights on how to provide high-quality motivation by satisfying the three psychological needs of human beings.
    Acquire insights on how employee engagement starts with developing engagement in managers.
  • Acquire insights on the 8th habit and how it is about achieving greatness.
    Acquire insights on why you must not overlook good people to ensure they work at their full potential.
    Acquire insights on how recognition can help in improving the performance of your employees.
    Acquire insights on how a manager can maintain emotional contagion in the workplace by spreading positivity throughout the team.
    Acquire insights on why it is important to be clear about what you are trying to achieve in order to ensure successful outcomes.
    Acquire insights on how to engage, empower, and excite the people you work with to achieve challenging goals.
    Acquire insights on how effective management is about persuading people to do things.
    Acquire insights on how an energizing boss motivates, cares for his team members, and helps them succeed.
    Acquire insights on how to create positive team environments by praising the process that leads to the desired outcomes.
    Acquire insights on how inspiration lays the foundation for leading effectively.
    Acquire insights on how formal incentives and structures can help leaders create a mindset and behavior change in the organization.
    Acquire insights on the different ways for building social contracts.
    Acquire insights on how setting clear expectations for performance and promotion serves as an effective motivator.
    Acquire insights on how peer competition can lead to motivation.
    Acquire insights on how you can achieve a big goal by breaking it down into smaller goals first.
    Acquire insights on how leaders can cultivate moxie.
    Acquire insights on leading from within to motivate others.
    Acquire insights on using recognition to motivate and reward your people.
    Acquire insights on the four steps to delivering effective recognition.
    Acquire insights on using gratitude to develop deeper emotional relationships.
    Acquire insights on motivating your millennials to deliver a greater impact for your organization.


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    1.  The Neuroscience of Motivation
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    The brain responds to stimuli as threats or rewards. The threat response is five times stronger than the reward response; so threats get more attention; but also reduce creativity and collaboration. Rewards produce better; faster; and more sustainable results. FREE ACCESS
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    2.  The Power of a Mantra
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    To find the soul of your organization; Grattan Kirk explains how you can use the power of a mantra to change its entire culture for the better. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Organizational Purpose: Start with Why
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    Many organizations know what they do and how they do it, but not why—their purpose, why they exist. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Meaning Is the New Money
    2m 31s
    Money is less of a motivator these days. A more powerful motivator is the meaning behind the work. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Meaningful Work Is Motivating
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    All employers want their employees to find meaning in their work. Ian Metcalfe uncovers how to find that meaning, and the role leaders play in helping employees find it. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Positive Versus Negative Motivators
    2m 53s
    Negative motivators; such as reducing budgets and insisting on quick results; can be effective in the short run but have negative long-term consequences. Motivators such as encouraging employees to be passionate about goals have a better longer-term result. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Meaningful Motivators
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    When team members choose which word gives them the most meaning at work—“me;” “team;” “customer;” “company;” or “society—about 20 percent choose each word. This means that you as the leader must tell five stories at once; one for each group. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Learn to Motivate People Internally
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    External motivation has a finite impact. In this lesson; Stuart Symington describes why real and lasting motivation must be born internally. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Tapping Into Intrinsic Motivation
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    Extrinsic motivators – such as pay and benefits – can motivate people for a short while. But over the long haul; shares Stephen Harding; it’s the intrinsic motivators that keep employees engaged; growing; and productive. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  How to Energize Others
    2m 30s
    To energize others; raise their ambition. Inspire them to reach beyond where they think they might go; to a place they might never have thought about. And tell the truth. Be honest. Barton Dominic found honesty helpful in his own career. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Providing Positive Recognition
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    Recognizing others has a multitude of benefits; as long as you approach it the right way. Learn how you can succeed where others fail. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Autonomy Creates Power
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    Raju Bhatia says; “That control is the best which controls the least.” He believes that an autonomous organization is one that gives individual workers the freedom to express themselves and to perform in an outstanding manner. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  When a Team Member Isn't Contributing
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    When a team member isn’t performing; start with questions. Don’t judge their outside with your inside — don’t judge their behavior with your assumptions. Be curious about what motivates them; how they want to contribute. Ask questions. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  How to Inspire Others to Inspire Others
    3m 9s
    Leadership is the ability to inspire. Inspiration comes through trust and empowerment: empowering people to make decisions based on trust and then empowering their own people. This distributes leadership throughout the organization and allows it to go faster. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  What Motivating and Inspiring Leaders Do Differently
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    The best leaders create simultaneous conditions of safety and stretch. FREE ACCESS
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    16.  Keeping Employees Motivated When Promotions Are Not Available
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    Do you know how to keep your employees motivated even when career advancement is stagnant? Alan Berson has some ideas to keep employees engaged. FREE ACCESS
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    17.  Motivation Misconceptions
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    When intrinsic motivation is absent, leading with carrots and sticks isn't the answer. Instead, motivate by providing a sense of purpose and by satisfying psychological needs. FREE ACCESS
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    18.  Change and Motivation Science
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    In the midst of change, let motivation science lead the way. FREE ACCESS
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    19.  Optimal Motivation
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    People are always motivated, and different motivational outlooks produce different outcomes. FREE ACCESS
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    20.  Motivate by Satisfying Psychological Needs
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    High-quality motivation comes from satisfying the three psychological needs that are foundational to all human beings. FREE ACCESS
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    21.  Employee Engagement Starts with Engaged Managers
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    Managers have an impact on almost everything employees do, so it makes sense to develop engagement in managers that flows through to employees. FREE ACCESS
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    22.  The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
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    The 8th Habit is about achieving greatness; finding your voice and inspiring others to find theirs. FREE ACCESS
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    23.  Don't Overlook Good People
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    Good people often get overlooked. As Lorraine Heggessey shares; a bit of praise; a new challenge; and new responsibilities can convert an employee from one who is about to be written off to one who works at his full potential. FREE ACCESS
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    24.  How Recognition Increases Performance
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    Recognition can have powerful effects because it helps our brain believe our behavior matters. FREE ACCESS
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    25.  Emotional Contagion in the Workplace
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    A positive manager spreads positivity throughout the team. FREE ACCESS
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    26.  Be Clear What The Aim Is
    3m 32s
    Sir Gerry Robinson offers advice on making sure you and everyone in your company knows what you're trying to achieve and what their part in it is. FREE ACCESS
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    27.  Engage, Empower And Excite Your People
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    Impossible! This is the red flag that challenges people; and according to William Johnson; people love to be challenged to achieve what they think others can't achieve. FREE ACCESS
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    28.  From Behavior to Belief
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    Management is about persuading others to do things. FREE ACCESS
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    29.  Are You an Energizing Boss?
    1m 52s
    An energizing boss demonstrates care for people and helps them succeed. FREE ACCESS
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    30.  Creating Positive Team Environments
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    Praising people is important; but how you praise matters more. Instead of praising outcomes like report cards and work products; praise the process. This shows that behavior matters. Praise the process that leads to the desired outcomes. FREE ACCESS
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    31.  Inspiration is Foundational to Leadership
    2m 9s
    Inspiration is allowing people to be validated for their worth. Inspiration is sharing a vision of what we do; why we do it; where we’re going; and how their role fits that value proposition; no matter what they do. Inspiration is telling people that what they do matters. FREE ACCESS
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    32.  Doing Cartwheels in the Hall
    5m 55s
    What would it take for you to do a cartwheel in the hall? Incentives are: formal mechanisms in an organization that influence how people think and behave; story telling; role modeling; and skill building. Applying all four incentives can produce a profound effect. FREE ACCESS
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    33.  Social Contracts
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    Market contracts often motivate with money. Social contracts are more powerful. Examples include having everyone over for dinner; and hand written thank-you notes; especially to spouses. Sam Walton said a thank-you is absolutely free and absolutely worth a fortune. FREE ACCESS
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    34.  To Motivate, Clarify Expectations for Performance and Promotion
    3m 6s
    While compensation can serve as a motivator, leaders should never underestimate the significance of recognition and setting clear expectations for advancement. FREE ACCESS
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    35.  Motivating with Peer Competition
    2m 9s
    Motivation doesn’t always come from the carrot and stick, but from peer competition. FREE ACCESS
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    36.  Break Down Big Goals
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    If you want to achieve a big goal, break it down into smaller goals first. FREE ACCESS
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    37.  Moxie: Combining Thought and Action to Get Things Done
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    Leaders with moxie know what it takes to get things done. They understand how the organization works and they have the passion to drive change. How can you cultivate this quality? FREE ACCESS
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    38.  Inspiration: Leading from within to Motivate Others
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    Organizations value leaders who can inspire and motivate others. Inspirational leaders help people find value in the work they do. Discover how you can truly inspire your team. FREE ACCESS
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    39.  Using Recognition to Motivate and Reward your People
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    Some leaders focus too much on the hard stuff; on getting things done. But it’s what some call the soft stuff, things like showing appreciation to your people, that makes it possible to get the hard stuff done. FREE ACCESS
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    40.  Four Steps to Delivering Effective Recognition
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    Recognition is an important communication tool, and a key part of motivating teams. But how do you avoid sounding fake? By following four simple steps: do it now, do it often, be specific, and be sincere. FREE ACCESS
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    41.  Use Gratitude to Develop Deeper Emotional Relationships
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    Some leaders see recognition and gratitude as being more or less the same. But there’s an important difference. Recognition, quite often, is transactional. It’s about rewarding someone for a job well done. Gratitude, on the other hand, establishes an emotional connection. It’s about communicating value. FREE ACCESS
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    42.  Motivate Your Millennials to Deliver a Greater Impact for Your Organization
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    Millennials, for many organizations, are a hugely important part of their workforce. They are a smart, driven, and tech-savvy generation. But they also demand more motivation than money, and they’re prone to change jobs frequently. How do you keep them engaged and delivering results for your organization? FREE ACCESS


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