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What do the numbers 142, 71, and 1 have to do with leadership? It's all about social media, Netflix, and thank-you notes!
In 2021, leaders will need to Be Flexible, Be Patient, Be Creative, and Be Empathetic in their personal and professional lives.
Setting goals during a pandemic involves flexing. The BAM Model of Brainstorm, Analyze, and Modify allows for flexibility.
How can we use "lights" this holiday season to motivate us? We can use starlight, Christmas lights, and we can "be the light."
Playing board games can motivate you by increasing laughter, improving brain health, reducing stress, and producing memories.
Self-Pity is basically excessive self-absorbed unhappiness over your own troubles. Here's three tips on how to minimize it.
Negativity Bias is real, and leaders need to minimize it. You can do so through reframing, redirecting, and remembering.
Create self-motivation by challenging yourself to change the way you think about situations, events, and ideas this holiday season.
There are over 7700 words that end in "-ate," and many are motivational, such as cooperate, replicate, and appreciate!
The act of voting can be very motivational. It allows us to make a difference, it gives us pride, and it puts us on the team!
Strong leaders will choose the candy they distribute for Halloween very strategically. You can share a strong motivational message with others based on the candy you distribute.
You can motivate with traditional motivational words like Influence, Focus, and Passion. But what about Moxie, Savvy, and Zest?
October may be the best month of the year. Between food, sports, and seasonal activities, there is something to motivate everyone.
Reacting positively in a situation is a sure way to motivate others. Be positive with your words, body language, and social media posts.
Both adults and kids are missing big milestones during the pandemic. These tips will help you lead both groups.
Disney does not have a monopoly on "magic." Here are ways you can add magic, both personally and professionally.
After you know your audience, there are three ways to influence: emotion, logic or collaboration.
Stop adding and start removing! You can be more motivated by letting go of excessive knowledge, ego, and irrational fears.
Disney uses the concept of 'test and adjust' to provide the best guest and employee experience. You can use it as well!
Some (not all) are making positive financial gains or savings during this crisis. Why not give some of that money away?
There are so many low-cost / no-cost opportunities for virtual learning. This short segment shares some of my favorites.
It's OK to have emotions. It's OK to be angry, sad, confused, concerned, and/or tired. Just keep telling yourself that it's OK.
"Savor" means to fully appreciate, enjoy, or relish. Every small moment these days needs to be savored!
Phones are great for connecting with family and friends. But free video sites give us so many more options.
From Podcasting to Shortcasts to Audiobooks, leaders should look to audio as it can inform, educate and inspire.
Leaders should always prepare themselves for the long haul. This means enjoy the "current normal" and show lots of patience.
Successful people attend conferences to get motivated, learn new skills, and network with others in their area of expertise.
Stop thinking about "sacrifice" as what you are giving up. Instead, think about the benefits that come when you sacrifice.
COVID-19. The economy. Layoffs and furloughs. There are plenty of reasons to be a pessimist. So why is optimism a better choice?
What are some ways that you can motivate others? You can use your finances, your words, or your actions.
There are three tips when leading during a time of crisis: Don't Panic, Be Transparent, and Have a Personal Board of Directors.
There are a lot of reasons to be stressed these days. You can minimize your stress with these three simple ideas
The B.A.M. Model of goal-setting is helpful anytime of year. Pete shares how to Brainstorm, Analyze, and Modify your goals.
There are a few reasons why simply "being nicer" will motivate you and others to bigger and better things.
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 is essential to leadership development. Why not use your Try, Trust, or Tell courage to make a difference?
Don't waste your time searching for "the meaning of life." Instead, know that your life has meaning...for you and others!
There are five styles of conflict resolution. All leaders must be aware of how to use all five styles depending on the situation.
Motivate yourself by doing something nice for others. Veteran's Day is a great day to motivate those who served.
How can friends keep you healthy, and what is Dunbar's number, and what does it mean for you? We have the answers.
Striving to be perfect in all that you do can lead to problems with health, stress, and family. Instead, work towards doing your best.
"Sleep" is different from "Rest." Here are three different types of "Rest" that we all need to keep us motivated.
Chocolate can motivate us simply from the ingredients, the mood it creates, or the memories it brings back.
Santa has to motivate himself, his elves (employees) and all humans (his customers). Here is how he does it!
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.
Research shows that music can have a positive effect on our mood, our behavior, and our motivation.
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.
People who avoid social media for one week have higher contentment levels. What other benefits exist from decreasing your social media use?
Stop the negative self talk! Don't assume what others are thinking, stop looking for the bad, and minimize extreme words.
When we move our clocks forward or backward each year, it can have an effect on people's moods and motivation levels.
If you don't do something to gain control of your time, then time will always control you. Here are three tips to assist.
Sometimes, you can motivate yourself by spending your time motivating others. These three motivational ideas should help.
The smells, sounds, and flavors of Fall can motivate and inspire all of us. Remember to enjoy what this season brings.
Trust is the foundation of every aspect of your life. Strong leaders know that they should try and extend trust first.
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.
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!
Why do we spend so much effort using our words (written and verbal) to break others down when we should build them up?
If you are good at something, don't rest on your laurels. Instead, do whatever it takes to become great!
Labor Day celebrates the American Worker. What can you do to encourage and motivate those who work, including yourself?
Learning does not stop when your official "schooling" is over. Successful and motivated people find value in Lifelong Learning.
Paying it Forward (doing something nice for a stranger) can improve your health and enhance your sense of purpose.
Volunteering is something that all leaders do, and the benefits include improved health, future connections, and possible career growth
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.
Successful leaders will build (R)elationships, have (O)versight, use (L)everage, and always (E)volve to become better.
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.
Blinders are for horses, not people. Successful leaders and employees remove their blinders to motivate themselves and those around them.
Each of the four seasons motivates us in different ways. Summertime motivates us through more sunlight, free events, and popsicles in the sprinklers.
It is important to find your purpose in life, and these three tips will help you find your true purpose.
Employees need to Love their Job, Organization, Boss, or Squad to increase their engagement and motivation in the workplace.
Networking is an essential part of leadership, and these tips will motivate you to improve your networking skills.
Leaders are judged by the way they run meetings. These tips will help you motivate your employees by running effective meetings.
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 can coach employees, and team members can give peer-to-peer coaching. Employees also need to ask for coaching as needed.
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!
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