Motivating Employees

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Giving Constructive Feedback

Performance feedback can be given two ways: through constructive feedback or through praise and criticism. Don't fall into the trap of giving praise and criticism on employee performance. [more…]

Finding the Right Mental Attitude for Success

Attitude isn't quite everything when it comes to being successful, but attitude plays a part in virtually every phase of your life. A poor attitude gets more people fired than any other single factor, [more…]

Inspiring Team Creativity for Business

The creative outcome of a business team depends on the nature of the group of individuals you assemble (the more dynamic, inspired, and innovative, the better) and the communication skills that the session [more…]

Don't Let Fear Get in the Way of Success

Fear of failure is probably the second biggest cause of failure. The first is fear of the unknown — just watch any horror movie. The easiest way to overcome these fears is to take action. Don't succumb [more…]

How to Motivate Employees with Your Own Attitude

The attitude you adopt at the workplace affects not only you, but also your employees. Choose a positive attitude to motivate your employees. You may not have control over what happens to you, but you [more…]

How to Create a Motivated Workplace

Motivation among employees in the workplace is a curious thing. Employers sometimes have a difficult time defining a motivated workplace, but they have no trouble figuring out when motivation is absent [more…]

How to Establish Ethics in the Workplace

You can establish an ethical workplace environment at your business. Employees look to you when it comes to business ethics as the example of what’s expected: [more…]

How to Avoid Employee Motivation Busters

Don't demotivate your employees! Everyone seems to have an idea about how to motivate employees. But these things never work to motivate employees and almost always, in fact, demotivate: [more…]

How to Build a Consensus among Your Employees

Build consensus among your employees when you need them to agree on a business issue or solve a business problem. Consensus building among employees doesn't mean stifling viewpoints, initiatives, or alternative [more…]

How to Encourage Your Employees to Take Smart Risks

If you want a creative, motivated employee workforce, you need to accept some smart risks. An employee's truly innovative idea, although it comes with risk, can spark your team to pursue a new adventure [more…]

How to Counteract the Employee Grapevine

A grapevine exists among your business's employees (every business has an employee grapevine). But you can limit the grapevine's potential for demotivating employees by feeding it accurate information. [more…]

How to Empower Your Employees

Empowerment for your employees involves delegating responsibility with authority. When you empower an employee, you give him or her, the responsibility to make decisions about a project and decide how [more…]

What Benefits to Offer Your Employees

Offer desirable employee benefits if you want your business to retain its employees. Although a full range of employee benefits from your business aren't required, you may need to do so to attract and [more…]

Using Financial Incentives to Motivate Employees

Financial incentive programs are designed to inspire employee loyalty and increase productivity among employees. For all financial incentive programs, your employees need to understand the criteria for [more…]

The Types of Workplace Teams

The kind of team that you set up among your business's employees depends on that employee team's assigned goal. A workplace team means a group of employees who are working together on either a temporary [more…]

How to Change Negative Attitudes at Your Workplace

A negative attitude can be contagious, so make those negative attitudes positive ones! Some employees who have negative attitudes aren’t doing anything particularly wrong; they just have a cynical, negative [more…]

How to Cope with Employee Burnout

Employees experiencing burnout often feel like they’ve lost control, and an employee that's sick of the workplace may experience exhaustion and even illness. If you have an employee that shows signs of [more…]

How to Effectively Compliment or Criticize an Employee's Work

Compliments and criticism are unavoidable in the workplace. Both cases point the way toward increased business success, so, from a managerial point of view, they are important tools for making your small [more…]

Applying Brain Science to Leadership

When you lead with the brain in mind, you address the structures of the brain and its needs. One way that scientists commonly consider the brain is as structure that includes three separate “brains” that [more…]

Leading Employees by Nourishing Their Brains

The same neuroscience that applies to your brain and leadership is critical for the way you lead your employees. You can feed employees’ brains and help them grow by [more…]

Using Your Leadership Brain to Make Decisions

Making good decisions under a variety of conditions is a critical leadership skill. Your brain works differently to decide when you have little time than it does when you can mull over your options. [more…]

Leading Your Team with Meetings that Work

Many employees (and leaders) have a bad feeling about meetings, but productive meetings serve many important purposes. You can lead your meetings more effectively when you follow a few guidelines: [more…]

Use Positive Stress to Get the Most from Your Managers

Being a leader comes with responsibility, and responsibility can bring stress. If you know how to manage the stress of leadership, you can make terrific things happen. This goes double for the managers [more…]

How to Make Stress and Structure Work for Your Employees

Believe it or not, the simple fact of a corporate hierarchy — from CEOs to managers to supervisors to "regular" employees — can cause stress. So how can you make stress work for you and for the entire [more…]

How To Help Employees Meet Expectations

Meeting expectations is a great accomplishment for every employee. Feeling in control is a great accomplishment for every employee’s brain. Leaders create opportunities for employees to make things happen [more…]

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