TAG: motivation

Case Study: Motivational monday

March 28, 2016By

What started as an email to a small group has grown into a nearly decade-long commitment. When Mark Svozil was promoted in 2007 from branch manager to regional manager for Davey Tree Expert Co. in Kent, Ohio, he sought a way to maintain connections with his former co-workers and clients. As a fan of motivational books, he came up with... read more

Profit Power: Start the year strong

January 25, 2016By

Starting the year strong means getting everyone on the same page, motivated to pull in the same direction as you. Here are eight steps to ensure a successful 2016–and at the end, an invite to a webinar I am holding that explores these strategies in depth. Decide how you want to do business, and then get everyone on the same page.... read more

Ep. 124: Creating a company vision

April 1, 2015By

If you really want to have a company that attracts and retains great people, then you need to have a vision that employees can rally around. Not a vision statement, but a meaningful company wide philosophy that goes far beyond providing quality work and great customer service. Jeffrey Scott, MBA and author, discusses what a company vision is and how... read more

Guest Post: Motivating meaningful change in a team

December 29, 2014By

I’m writing this article from 37,000 feet up in the air on my way home from Dallas. As we boarded our Southwest Airlines flight, our flight attendant, Todd, asked for a show of hands: “How many of you know that Southwest Airlines allows bags to fly for free?” Most, if not all, raised our hands in compliance. Todd then asked,... read more

High Performance: Finding the zone

October 27, 2014By

We’ve all heard the expression, “He or she is in the zone.” When I think of someone in the zone, I think of a person who is optimizing their talents, intently focused on achieving something they’re passionate about. When I’m writing in the zone, my words flow like a river out of my mind and onto the page. However, when... read more

High Performance: Handing out Scooby Snacks

October 13, 2014By

As a young boy, I wouldn’t go out of my way to watch “Scooby-Doo.” But if nothing else were on, I would watch it. Scoobs was the canine member of a rag-tag group of “do-gooders” that had a knack for solving crimes right before the episode ended. Like most dogs, he loved snack biscuits—appropriately called Scooby Snacks. If you’ve ever... read more