motivation

Purpose statements revisited: how they matter and how to make them work

By Elisabeth Goodman, 2nd December 2019 How purpose statements matter I’ve written before about the importance of purpose as a motivator for employees (see ‘Why clarity of purpose is so important for both effective leadership and management) Sally Blount and Paul Leinwand sum it up nicely in “Why are we here?” in the Nov-Dec 2019 …

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Addressing the challenges of “multi-teaming” in project management

By Elisabeth Goodman, 9th September 2017 The nature of “multi-teaming” in project management Many of the organisations that I work with manage projects as the essence of their way of working.  The complexity of this approach is compounded in two ways: Operating a matrix model of management – where individuals have a line manager who …

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Motivation – a refresher..eight years on..

By Elisabeth Goodman, 28th July 2017 Motivation – a refresher Eight years ago, in July 2009, Dan Pink gave an impassioned TED talk on “The puzzle of motivation”.  It was a rallying call to business to stop using a scientifically proven outmoded method for incentivising high performance – the “carrot and stick”, “if…then”, “extrinsic reward” …

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Simple tips for giving an effective ‘pep’ talk

By Elisabeth Goodman, 12th July 2017 I wrote in a recent RiverRhee newsletter about Inspirational Leadership, and posted a LinkedIn article about Achieving Resonance in our Communications, so it was fascinating to read an HBR article that somehow combines the two! David McGinn is the author of “Psyched Up: How the science of mental preparation …

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Oxytocin, trust, motivation and employee engagement

By Elisabeth Goodman, 9th March 2017 Introduction and a caveat There seems to be a real wave of articles and seminars on the relationship between various hormones, mental health, and our performance at work. I am definitely not an expert in this field, although I did complete a Biochemistry degree some years ago, and have …

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Understanding when we are at our best

By Elisabeth Goodman, 26th June 2016 Why seek to understand when we are at our best? Two of the most popular topics in the 3-day Introduction to Management course that I run with RiverRhee Consulting are motivation, and Belbin team roles.  The way we explore them is by examining what motivates the delegates on the …

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Creating the conditions for growth at work

By Elisabeth Goodman, 16th February 2016 It’s performance review and appraisal time It’s that time of year again: performance appraisals were either completed just before the end of 2015, or are in full swing. Objectives are being set for the year ahead. Managers and those being managed may be feeling ‘stressed’ by the challenge of …

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From stoical survivor to natural navigator – strategies for proactive change programme managers.

By Elisabeth Goodman, 26th February 2015 Roles of those associated with change programmes I’ve just come back from delivering a seminar for the Midlands branch of the APM, with my colleague (and Chair) on the APM Enabling Change SIG, Martin Taylor. The event, “How to keep programmes on track and teams inspired during periods of change”, attracted …

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Elisabeth Goodman’s 2012 blogs in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blogs. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog (Recognising reactions to change, and responding to them) had 14,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals These were …

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Top Tips for Motivating Teams

By Sue Parsons1 When times are tough, some teams sink into lethargy, feeling anxious about the future. Alternatively, the business may have been restructured or downsized, with the remaining team members feeling vulnerable for their own positions. Whatever the cause, it’s exactly at these times, that teams need to feel valued and motivated. There are …

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