What do employees want in 2010?

  Any CEO, MD and Manager worth their salt should be asking themselves this right now as they’re involved in strategy workshops and planning for the near future. If you’re a South African company, the short answer is 4 weeks paid leave from 11 June to 11 July to enjoy the Fifa 2010 World Cup. Jokes aside though. Two recent articles highlight the plight of the employee in 2010 as the world comes out of recession and begins its...

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Motivating Employees: Understanding Mind Management Part 6 of 6.

Your mind cannot operate in negatives.   Whatever you do, do not think of pink elephants!   What are you thinking about right now?   90% of the population will say … Pink Elephants.  Even after you were clearly asked not to! Yet this is symptomatic of much of the communication we are subject to. Both as a receiver and as a sender of verbal messages. How do our clear messages not to do something translate so...

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Simple formula for goal-setting.

 “Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.”  Ralph Marston The reason I believe so many adults fail to convert the majority of their goals into reality is that they succumb to their doubts.  Our kids set goals.  You did when you were a kid – and you realized a high percentage of them.  Much higher than you do now. The difference?  Kids refuse to relinquish their dreams (goals) to...

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Motivating Employees: Understanding Mind Management Part 5 of 6.

Your mind cannot distinguish between what is real and what is imaginary.   Exercise. You’ll need a friend or spouse to help you with this exercise.   Make sure you are sitting relaxed in a comfortable chair. Place your hands on the arms rests, sit back, close your eyes and relax. While you are in this position, ask your partner to read the following script out loud. Ask them to read it with feeling and emotion, in a calm,...

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You win some, you lose some…

 “You win some, you lose some, you wreck some.”  Dale Earnhardt When things go well, who gets the credit?  When things go badly, who gets the blame?  If you’re like most people, everyone gets the blame for the latter.  Everyone from competitors, coaches, event organizers, equipment – even the weather!  Accept the fact that you will not achieve the results you want all the time. ...

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