Hiring the Best People: What About Rewards and Recognition?

 

Many of my clients are staying connected to staff, customers, or members, by having me present virtual presentations.  I provide high-impact and high-content virtual presentations through Loom, Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Google Meet, StreamYard, and Microsoft Teams.

Many organizations believe a paperweight or a plaque is a reward and recognition program. However, some rewards aren’t very rewarding.  And some recognition […]

Hiring the Best People: What About Rewards and Recognition?2020-11-20T07:51:13-05:00

Listening: Are There Different Levels of Listening?

 

It is important to apply critical thinking skills, however, people might start to think you’re kind of critical.

Critical listening is valuable and centers on understanding a message and evaluating it.  Then determining whether to accept or reject the message based on a standard of judgment upon which to conduct a careful analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of a […]

Listening: Are There Different Levels of Listening?2020-06-29T06:10:47-05:00

Emotional Intelligence and Empathy: How Does Perception Checking Help?

 

If you have a diverse team at work with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, it is sometimes a struggle to understand what people mean by what they say.  Be the person that helps everybody understand each other better.

Feelings are internal reactions, and we can tell what people are feeling only from what they tell us, and from their overt […]

Emotional Intelligence and Empathy: How Does Perception Checking Help?2020-04-28T08:23:33-05:00

Emotional Intelligence and Motivation: How Do I Determine What Motivates Me?

 

You have probably listened to many motivational programs and motivational speakers over the years, yet you can lose your motivational mojo and feel flat somedays.  I suggest you go back and really consider some of the philosophies concerning motivation.

Review Abraham Maslow’s five human needs:  Physiological needs (needs for oxygen, water, food, physical health, and comfort), Safety needs (to be […]

Emotional Intelligence and Motivation: How Do I Determine What Motivates Me?2020-05-11T09:21:50-05:00

Emotional Intelligence and Motivation: What Are the Behaviors of the Self-Motivated?

 

You work hard, you try to manage time effectively, you focus and try to listen closely.  It can be tiring.  Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated.

Let’s consider the behaviors of the self-motivated, so you can keep moving forward, even when the wind is in your face.

Self-motivated people respond constructively to failures, setbacks, problems, and disappointments.  They break tasks and […]

Emotional Intelligence and Motivation: What Are the Behaviors of the Self-Motivated?2020-05-11T09:22:23-05:00

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