Spellcheck highlighted the word “Provocate” in the title of this post, but I am choosing to use it anyway. It is an important part of my vision for this blog site—to provoke; to call forth. From time to time, my posts, which focus on motivation and leadership at all levels, might aggravate, irritate, agitate, or exasperate. However, my highest intention is to stimulate ideas, explore options, and educate each other in an open and nonjudgmental forum.
Over the coming months, we will explore …
- Motivation Is a Skill: People can learn to choose and create optimal motivational experiences anytime and anywhere.
- Is It Time to Challenge the Use of Metrics? As in life, the most rewarding aspects of work are the things most difficult to measure.
- Is Discipline Such a Good Thing? Have you ever wondered what it really takes to walk away from the 600-calorie muffin instead of caving into the temptation?
- Our Need for Competence: It is in our nature to want to grow, develop, and be fully functioning.
- Stop with the Pressure! When employees thrive, leaders don’t need to drive.
- Leader Heal Thyself: Teaching leaders about motivation is challenging because they believe it is their job to motivate others, not themselves.
- Weaning Ourselves off Money as a Motivator: The nature of human motivation is not in making money. It is in making meaning.
- Pursuing the Power of Why: Asking someone, including yourself, the question “Why?” is a mindfulness tool.
- Is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Still Relevant? People can’t ask for what they don’t know they need.
- The Difference between Being Accountable and Being Held Accountable: In the end, what really matters is not just the results people achieve, but why and how people achieve them.
- Masters of Motivation: This series focuses on cutting-edge research and application of Optimal Motivation.
If you see a topic that promises to stimulate, educate, or provocate your interest, let me know. I also respond favorably to requests. I look forward to robust and invigorating dialogue.