I am commonly asked about motivation. Something that I have discovered over the years is what I believe really motivates people. The ingredients are quite simple, and something everyone can do.
One of the biggest things I am asked is “How to deal with someone who is negative all the time”. Well, firstly you have to identify if they are a negaholic or not. A negaholic is someone who is addicted to being negative, a disease you could say. You can talk to them, you can ask them to change, but as soon as you put temptation in their path, i.e. other people around them, then you are asking for trouble. You need to “box them”. Take them away from other people. Give them a job or task where they have no influence. Continue reading
We often get asked how to motivate employees and manage different skill levels and desires.
Has there been a time when you employed a new apprentice/trainee/graduate who is highly motivated, believe they know it all and jumps into projects only to have a detrimental effect on your business? Continue reading
It can be frustrating -and a big waste of time- when two or more people are at cross purposes on an issue. Bad communication can be costly, too – and sour viable working relationships.
Luckily, great results can be achieved quite easily once some basic good communication skills are established. The new clever in communication is keeping it simple. Continue reading