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A Million Dollar Question: How Do I Motivate My People?

Million Dollar Leadership Development Question About Motivation

Clearly we all wish that all the people working for us were energetically and diligently figuring out how to do better every day, both on the job and off the job. We want 110% put forth with the best interests of the company on the top of everyone’s mind. But how do you do that?

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The Biggest Mistake Managers Make

For many years, I ran around telling the people that worked for me what to do. I was very good at it. Considered great at my job. Promoted early and often. Then I discovered it was absolutely the wrong thing to do. It was a big mistake. And after I stopped, performance jumped!

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Leadership Skills: Don’t be a Hip Shooter

We all do it from time to time, don’t we? While sitting and listening to someone, sometimes we are quick to give answers or opinions. As the boss, don’t do it.

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Ben Simonton

Ben Simonton Managed diverse groups for 34+ years, including as an executive in charge of a 1,300 person unionized organization. He made all the managing mistakes one can make, then devised solutions for 99.9% of people management issues. His mission is to take you beyond great to exceptional.