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3 Simple Secrets to Motivating People

Posted on October 31st, 2016 by The Learning Factor

One of the key roles any leader plays is finding ways to motivate your team to reach your organization’s goals. But the secret to motivating people is, wait for it …..that you can’t do it. I have studied this issue by talking to and working with thousands of people over many years and the one thing everyone can agree on is that you can’t motivate someone to do what they don’t want to do.

 

What you need to do instead is find out what people want and then show them how they can get it. Motivation is intrinsic. People get excited about pursuing a goal when it’s in their own self-interest. As a leader, the trick is to see if you can find an alignment between what your people want and what will help grow the organization. The upside is that if you can tap into the underlying desires people have, you will get amazing performances in return from them.

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It is impossible to get people to do something they don’t want to do. But if you understand what they want and show them how to get it – they will do amazing things.

5 Things To Do On Sundays To Have A Productive Week

Posted on October 31st, 2016 by The Learning Factor

The best way to start your week is to take some time to anticipate the week ahead, and do what you can do to prepare for it. Even if it is just writing and queueing up emails to be sent first thing Monday, or thinking about how you want to approach a project in the coming week, it is time well spent to help a busy week go smoothly.

 

If you have a lot to accomplish this week, write it all down to make sure nothing slips through the cracks. Begin the list with your priorities and hardest deadlines, then refine to make it efficient. If you have a meeting in the same neighborhood as the dry cleaner, make sure to put that in your calendar so you can pick it up right after your meeting. Is the grocery store by your child’s school? Then swing by the grocery store before or after picking up your child. Being thoughtful with your schedule will make sure you get everything done when you need to, in the most efficient way possible.

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The best way to start your week is to take some time to anticipate the week ahead, and do what you can do to prepare for it. 

How To Successfully Respond To A Question You Really Don’t Want To Answer

Posted on October 31st, 2016 by The Learning Factor

 

If you watched the presidential debates, you may have come to the conclusion that answering questions is optional. If you don’t want to provide an answer, simply insert your own topic and carry on.When you’re at work and your client or boss asks a question, however, it’s not always smart to change the subject and promote your own agenda. Questions need to be addressed.

 

The right strategy to do that without sounding like a politician, says Stan Steinreich, president and CEO of Steinreich Communications, a New York City-based public relations firm that specializes in crisis management, “is not to dodge, but rather to satisfy the questioner.” From politely declining, to giving information you are willing to share, here are nine ways to address a question you don’t want to answer.

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Take a beat, watch your tone, and other techniques to deal with a challenging line of questioning.

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