Improve Performance by Addressing Fundamental Fears

There are a lot of things that can affect motivation, but if you aren't addressing one crucial thing, all those efforts won't matter. For people to focus more on the company, they first have to be less concerned about their own interests, but how do you do that? It's really not that hard. Make them feel safe.

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To Increase Retention, Change 1 Thing

There is something surprisingly human missing from the workplace, and it is the number one reason people quit. It's simple but takes intention. It's quick but takes preparation. It's kind but it takes humility. by changing one thing, you can reduce your turnover within months. All it takes is a few minutes each week.

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How to keep people working hard for you (Warning: It's gonna scare you.)

Policies, politics, obfuscation, and injustice are some of the major faux pas leaders make that undermine any motivational efforts you might take to in encourage engagement. But people aren't stupid. That pin-pong table doesn't make up for the fact that people don't feel free to do their best work. If you want high performance and long-lasting employees, you'll have to deal with your fears.

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My Why

People do all sorts of jobs. What they do is less interesting than why they do it. If you really want a glimpse into whether someone is just doing a job or really engaged in a passionate pursuit, discover their "why." This is mine.

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