How Motivation Really Works

One of the signs of great leadership is the ability to help people perform at high levels, long-term.  Fear can be a powerful motivator for the short-term, but in time it loses it's power and it cannot help people be their best.  Fear shuts people down and if the fear and pressure are too great, it shuts people down completely.  This is a scientific fact.  Brain imagery studies show that when too … [Read more...]

Why You Cannot Motivate People

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Motivation and leadership are words that go together.  It has often been said that one of the signs of a great leader is that they know how to motivate people.  Apparently that is not true.  More and more research says that we can’t motivate others.  Why? Everyone is Already Motivated In her latest book Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work…and What Does, Susan Fowler says that leaders cannot … [Read more...]

Two Essential Beliefs of all Great Leader/Achievers (Part 1)

               There are two foundational ideas or realizations you need to have as far as personal development, leadership, and achievement goes.          Here is the first one: You do not have what it takes to be great at everything.  You do have what it takes to be great at what you were put here to do.                   Let me say that again: You do not have what it takes to be great at … [Read more...]