Energy can quickly drain out of a big change for a variety of reasons. But I heard a new one recently. I was interviewing a senior person in an organization regarding a study I am doing on Batteries Not Included™. … Read More..
Are you a leader who needs the whole-hearted support of people who don’t report to you? In a survey I just completed, I found this to be a huge problem. The people whose support you need could be your boss, … Read More..
(Part of The Energy Bar series #12) People tell me how challenging it is to run meetings and conference calls that get people energized and engaged. So, I started thinking about all of the approaches that I’ve actually seen work. … Read More..
(#11 in The Energy Bar series) When I talk to clients about the importance of knowing whether their ideas are going over or not, many of my clients agree, but ask, “How can you tell?” The late Kathie Dannemiller facilitated … Read More..
(#9 in The Energy Bar series) There is one major reason why people don’t tell you the truth: they aren’t idiots. (You might want to write that down.) A senior manager in a small privately-owned company told me they would … Read More..
(#6 in The Energy Bar series) You may know this story: researchers asked groups to count how often a team passed the ball to other members of their own basketball team. Pretty simple. They knew how to count, so they … Read More..
[To gain a quick understanding of The Energy Bar, please watch this 3-minute animated video. The Energy Bar} I’m a big fan of theories and approaches on influence and change (in fact, I even developed a couple of my own), … Read More..
Rewards May Actually Hurt Performance A study by Amy Wrzesniewski and Barry Schwartz found that when instrumental motivation is combined with internal motivation, it can work against good performance. Someone may go to West Point because she wants to become … Read More..
How to compile and develop high performing teams, especially during a time of change Part I – Purpose Putting together great teams even during stable times can be challenging. But today, the challenges are even greater. But, so are the … Read More..