This is a monthly electronic magazine for anyone who wants to be a better leader, coach, facilitator, or simply, to tune up their people skills. It is a complimentary publication, devoted to the next evolution of Quality Thinking.
Publisher: © Key Associates, LLC, 2005 ISSN # 1545-8873
“Organizational ambiguity leads to individual confusion.” — Peter Sholtes, The Leader’s Handbook
“What management needs to do to motivate people is to stop demotivating them.” — W. Edwards Deming
“[W]hile the captain may choose direction, the engine room drives the ship.” — Peter Block, The Empowered Manager
Organization are flailing with lack of direction and focus. A leader’s job is to sift through all of the possible activities an organization could engage in, say no to most of them, and select those priorities that are consistent with: (1) the business you are in; (2) the values and principles of your organization; and (3) the long and short term priorities you have set with your players. This is proactive, creative planning.
Daily shifting or reactive planning is dangerous. Learn to hold steady at the helm and focus on the course you have set.
With these questions answered, the employee should be able to direct their own work and invite your help when needed.
The key motivators are intrinsic: e.g., the chance to do something important, something of quality, that you do well,or that you can learn from, with a team you like,and with degrees of creative freedom. Give choice and opportunity.
The New Look of Leadership, a course from Key Associates.
Video training program, Giving Leadership Away.
HRPaper features 100 downloadable papers on HR issues such as human motivation.
Article on giving direction and other leadership skills: Giving direction.
Lead softly, but carry a big baton: Lead Softly, but Carry a Big Baton.
Motivation Tool Chest – called a tool chest. Some interesting thoughts about motivation and leadership.
Goal-setting, supervising, inspiring: Leading & Leadership.
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