I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.” In this article I start to question the predominant ethos of reward based Motivation and start to explore the idea that “If you use carrots and sticks, you’ll end up with donkeys.”
On the surface it makes complete sense that if you reward […]
I don’t know if it has ever occurred to you, but everything that anybody has ever achieved started out as a dream.
Whether it is a child persuading a parent to buy an ice cream, a business person building a successful business, or landing people on the moon, they all started with an imagined outcome – […]
Question: “In my teenage years I developed a strong aversion towards being disciplined, and felt that this was boring. I am now 29, and know I need discipline (a certain routine in my life) to progress in my career. But I can’t reconcile this with my desire to be interesting.”
It’s really simple (though it might […]
That’s the accurate answer to the question you’ve asked. If you really don’t want to do something, you cannot motivate yourself to do it.
However, there are lots of things that we say we don’t want to do, which ultimately we do want to do, because in one way or another they’re beneficial or fulfill […]
Often it’s a lot easier than you think.
You don’t need to analyse, or even think about, why you do it. That can all too easily become just another excuse for delay.
Research has shown that if you can just make a start on the task, and work at it for a few minutes, you will often […]
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Rob Yeung’s “How To Win” is a really useful book, filled with solid research based approaches that build into a powerful set of models and strategies for creating success in life.
I really like the self analysis exercises that give some good insight into the way that you think and approach the situations covered in the book. The chapter on “Developing […]
U + DT = ER3
One of the things I love about Albert Einstein is that not only was he unbelievably clever, he was also incredibly wise. It strikes me that his cleverness was in large part an outcome of applying his wisdom.
Quite simply, he thought differently from everyone else around him, which enabled him to […]
This is the first in a series of articles for growing businesses about Building Your Team, which will look at a range of issues around finding and developing the best people to help you create a powerful and successful business.
This article looks at…
What might stop you hiring
As your business grows you will need to have […]
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