Posts Tagged ‘motivation’

4 Tools Great Leaders Use to Avoid Pulling the Chicken Switch

The “chicken switch”is the ejection cord inside the cockpit of an F16 fighter jet.  The F16 is a $50 million-dollar piece of machinery that blares through the sky at speeds faster than the speed of sound.  Pilots are often faced in the moment with highly charged, high stakes decisions whose outcomes determine the course of…

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Given a Choice, Would People Choose to Follow You?

Regardless of the type of work you do and who is (or isn’t) on your team, the job of being a leader starts with you. This is why you should invest time to evaluate how well you are doing at the job of leading yourself and leading others. And, of equal importance, evaluating why you…

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The Importance of Teaching an Old Tiger New Tricks

For much of his career, Tiger Woods has used a Scott Cameron putter. A few weeks ago, that changed. Woods’ switched to a TaylorMade Ardmore 3 mallet and his choice caught the attention of golf commentators and rabid fans. To be fair, anything Woods does appears to rise to news in the golf world, so…

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Trying to Find Your Fit?

If you are trying to find your fit, to discover your unique contribution, or determine your voice, consider starting with these questions.  No, they won’t be the final answer, but may get you on the “right” path. Download a pdf version of this image by clicking on the Tools tab and scrolling down to the…

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One Radical Idea that May Change Your World

In the 1830’s, a rather ingenious and arguably mad idea was proposed. Some 14 years later a long journey went from concept to reality as a tunnel began to weave its way under the streets and buildings of mid-19th century London. Nine years later, the first segment of what would become London’s Underground opened for business.…

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Science Says This Motivates More Than Money or Happiness

Scientists tell us that there is enough nuclear energy in a few buckets of seawater to power the entire world for a day—if it could be unleashed. Likewise, there’s enough talent, intelligence, capability, and creativity in each of the people in your organization to astound you—if it could be unleashed. Just take a moment to…

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We Simply Do Not Know What the Future Holds

“We simply do not know what the future holds.” – Peter L. Bernstein Patrick LeddinI try to be a catalyst for change and improvement. Some of my ideas are spot-on, many are works in progress, and, admittedly, others miss the mark. That’s the nature of brainstorming and trying things. I’m okay with that. My hope…

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