Virtual Learning

Coming Soon - May 25

Coming Soon - May 25

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There are so many low-cost / no-cost opportunities for virtual learning.  This short segment shares some of my favorites.

Coming Soon - May 25

Coming Soon - May 25

Coming Soon - May 25

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Free Video Sites to Connect

Free Video Sites to Connect

Free Video Sites to Connect

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Phones are great for connecting with family and friends. But free video sites give us so many more options.

The Value of Podcasts

Free Video Sites to Connect

Free Video Sites to Connect

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From Podcasting to Shortcasts to Audiobooks, leaders should look to audio as it can inform, educate and inspire.

Prepare for the Long Haul

Free Video Sites to Connect

Prepare for the Long Haul

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Leaders should always prepare themselves for the long haul.  This means enjoy the "current normal" and show lots of patience.

The Value of Conferences

Be Optimistic, not Pessimistic

Motivation from Sacrifice

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Successful people attend conferences to get motivated, learn new skills, and network with others in their area of expertise.

Motivation from Sacrifice

Be Optimistic, not Pessimistic

Motivation from Sacrifice

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Stop thinking about "sacrifice" as what you are giving up. Instead, think about the benefits that come when you sacrifice.

Be Optimistic, not Pessimistic

Be Optimistic, not Pessimistic

Be Optimistic, not Pessimistic

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COVID-19. The economy. Layoffs and furloughs. There are plenty of reasons to be a pessimist. So why is optimism a better choice?

A Mindset of Motivation

Motivation by Minimizing Stress

Be Optimistic, not Pessimistic

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What are some ways that you can motivate others?  You can use your finances, your words, or your actions.

Leading during a Crisis

Motivation by Minimizing Stress

Motivation by Minimizing Stress

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There are three tips when leading during a time of crisis: Don't Panic, Be Transparent, and Have a Personal Board of Directors.

Motivation by Minimizing Stress

Motivation by Minimizing Stress

Motivation by Minimizing Stress

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There are a lot of reasons to be stressed these days.  You can minimize your stress with these three simple ideas

New Year's Goals vs. Resolutions

New Year's Goals vs. Resolutions

New Year's Goals vs. Resolutions

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The B.A.M. Model of goal-setting is helpful anytime of year.  Pete shares how to Brainstorm, Analyze, and Modify your goals.

Motivate others by Being Nicer

New Year's Goals vs. Resolutions

New Year's Goals vs. Resolutions

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There are a few reasons why simply "being nicer" will motivate you and others to bigger and better things. 

Bloom where you are Planted

New Year's Goals vs. Resolutions

Bloom where you are Planted

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While some motivational slogans are silly, this one really applies to all of us at every stage of life.  It's all about the journey.

Using Courage as Motivation

Using Courage as Motivation

Bloom where you are Planted

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Using courage is essential to leadership development.  Why not use your Try, Trust, or Tell courage to make a difference?

The Meaning of Life

Using Courage as Motivation

The Meaning of Life

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Don't waste your time searching for "the meaning of life." Instead, know that your life has meaning...for you and others!

Resolving Conflict

Using Courage as Motivation

The Meaning of Life

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There are five styles of conflict resolution. All leaders must be aware of how to use all five styles depending on the situation.

Honoring Veterans

Perfectionism as a De-motivator

The Power of Friends

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Motivate yourself by doing something nice for others.  Veteran's Day is a great day to motivate those who served.

The Power of Friends

Perfectionism as a De-motivator

The Power of Friends

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How can friends keep you healthy, and what is Dunbar's number, and what does it mean for you?  We have the answers.

Perfectionism as a De-motivator

Perfectionism as a De-motivator

Perfectionism as a De-motivator

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Striving to be perfect in all that you do can lead to problems with health, stress, and family.  Instead, work towards doing your best.

Make time for "Rest"

Santa's Motivational Lessons

Perfectionism as a De-motivator

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"Sleep" is different from "Rest."  Here are three different types of "Rest" that we all need to keep us motivated.

Chocolate as a Motivator

Santa's Motivational Lessons

Santa's Motivational Lessons

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Chocolate can motivate us simply from the ingredients, the mood it creates, or the memories it brings back.

Santa's Motivational Lessons

Santa's Motivational Lessons

Santa's Motivational Lessons

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Santa has to motivate himself, his elves (employees) and all humans (his customers). Here is how he does it!

Positive Morning Routines

Positive Morning Routines

Positive Morning Routines

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The best way to get motivated each day is to have a positive morning routine.  These tips can help you get your day off to a great start.

Music as Motivation

Positive Morning Routines

Positive Morning Routines

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Research shows that music can have a positive effect on our mood, our behavior, and our motivation. 

Reading Fiction Books

Positive Morning Routines

Minimizing Social Media

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Many of us are readers, but we don't always have to read leadership or motivational books.  Fiction books can motivate in many ways as well.

Minimizing Social Media

Removing Negative Thoughts

Minimizing Social Media

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People who avoid social media for one week have higher contentment levels.  What other benefits exist from decreasing your social media use?

Removing Negative Thoughts

Removing Negative Thoughts

Removing Negative Thoughts

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Stop the negative self talk!  Don't assume what others are thinking, stop looking for the bad, and minimize extreme words.

Seasonal Time Changes

Removing Negative Thoughts

Removing Negative Thoughts

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When we move our clocks forward or backward each year, it can have an effect on people's moods and motivation levels.

Managing your Time

Motivated by Autumn

Managing your Time

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If you don't do something to gain control of your time, then time will always control you.  Here are three tips to assist.

Motivating Others

Motivated by Autumn

Managing your Time

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Sometimes, you can motivate yourself by spending your time motivating others.  These three motivational ideas should help.

Motivated by Autumn

Motivated by Autumn

Motivated by Autumn

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The smells, sounds, and flavors of Fall can motivate and inspire all of us.  Remember to enjoy what this season brings.

Extending Trust

Social Media "Friendships"

Social Media "Friendships"

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Trust is the foundation of every aspect of your life.  Strong leaders know that they should try and extend trust first.

Social Media "Friendships"

Social Media "Friendships"

Social Media "Friendships"

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It's not about the number of connections you have on social media.  Rather, it's about how many real relationships you have with others.

Go Back to School

Social Media "Friendships"

Using Positive Words

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Over 70% of all undergraduates in the U.S. are over age 25. It may be time for you to consider going back to school!

Using Positive Words

Celebrating the American Worker

Using Positive Words

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Why do we spend so much effort using our words (written and verbal) to break others down when we should build them up?

Soar with your Strengths

Celebrating the American Worker

Celebrating the American Worker

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If you are good at something, don't rest on your laurels. Instead, do whatever it takes to become great!

Celebrating the American Worker

Celebrating the American Worker

Celebrating the American Worker

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Labor Day celebrates the American Worker.  What can you do to encourage and motivate those who work, including yourself?

Lifelong Learning

The Value of Volunteering

Lifelong Learning

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Learning does not stop when your official "schooling" is over.  Successful and motivated people find value in Lifelong Learning.

Paying it Forward

The Value of Volunteering

Lifelong Learning

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Paying it Forward (doing something nice for a stranger) can improve your health and enhance your sense of purpose. 

The Value of Volunteering

The Value of Volunteering

The Value of Volunteering

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Volunteering is something that all leaders do, and the benefits include improved health, future connections, and possible career growth

Listening Skills for Leaders

The R.O.L.E. Model of Leadership

The R.O.L.E. Model of Leadership

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The fastest way to decrease motivation in the workplace is to not listen to your employees.  These tips will remind you why listening is an essential leadership skill.

The R.O.L.E. Model of Leadership

The R.O.L.E. Model of Leadership

The R.O.L.E. Model of Leadership

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Successful leaders will build (R)elationships, have (O)versight, use (L)everage, and always (E)volve to become better.

Finding Passion in your Work

The R.O.L.E. Model of Leadership

Finding Passion in your Work

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The average full time worker will spend over 80,000 hours of their live at work.  Take time to find your passion in the workplace.

Remove your Blinders

Summertime is Motivating

Finding Passion in your Work

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Blinders are for horses, not people.  Successful leaders and employees remove their blinders to motivate themselves and those around them.

Summertime is Motivating

Summertime is Motivating

Summertime is Motivating

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Each of the four seasons motivates us in different ways.  Summertime motivates us through more sunlight, free events, and popsicles in the sprinklers.

Find Your Purpose

Summertime is Motivating

Summertime is Motivating

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It is important to find your purpose in life, and these three tips will help you find your true purpose.

The JOBS Model of Engagement

The JOBS Model of Engagement

The JOBS Model of Engagement

Employees need to Love their Job, Organization, Boss, or Squad to increase engagement at work

Employees need to Love their Job, Organization, Boss, or Squad to increase their engagement and motivation in the workplace.

Effective Networking Skills

The JOBS Model of Engagement

The JOBS Model of Engagement

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Networking is an essential part of leadership, and these tips will motivate you to improve your networking skills.

Leading an Effective Meeting

The JOBS Model of Engagement

Leading an Effective Meeting

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Leaders are judged by the way they run meetings.  These tips will help you motivate your employees by running effective meetings.

Money is not a Motivator

Leaders must also be Coaches

Leading an Effective Meeting

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Everyone needs money to live.  Money helps you get what you want and what you need.  But money cannot be your main motivational factor.

Leaders must also be Coaches

Leaders must also be Coaches

Leaders must also be Coaches

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Leaders can coach employees, and team members can give peer-to-peer coaching.  Employees also need to ask for coaching as needed.

The Economics of Aesthetics

Leaders must also be Coaches

Leaders must also be Coaches

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There is value in the sights, sounds, and smells of an organization.  Whether it is an employee area or customer-facing area, the "show" plays a role!