Staff Engagement – Some Questions To Ponder

Staff Engagement – Some Questions To Ponder

I’ve always been fascinated with what motivates someone to jump into their day! There were plenty of Glaswegians born in 1959 but not all chose a path of education to become a Scottish CA, run to London as the ink was drying on their CA qualification to take up...
Simplicity – The Secret of Successful Leadership

Simplicity – The Secret of Successful Leadership

We all admire a leader who can simplify a complex problem into an understandable, simple, explanation of the essential elements. We are motivated by the leader who can set out a clear, concise solution to a complex problem. Ultimately, in the best companies this leads...
10 Top Tips To Motivate Employees

10 Top Tips To Motivate Employees

I confess I find my own practical experience matches most of the social science research on why people come to work – as described in Daniel Pink’s Book Drive.  Daniel’s book spotlights the big three as mastery, autonomy, purpose. I’ve added...
How Do Employers Motivate Workers?

How Do Employers Motivate Workers?

There was a great little article tucked away in the WSJ a few weeks ago. It’s worth summarizing the gist of it and unpacking for a few learning thoughts. Mozilla (maker of Firefox web browser) had a problem – how to fix bugs in its bug-fixing process....
Leaders – Watch the “Net” Effect

Leaders – Watch the “Net” Effect

I was reviewing the details of a large group the other day. The usual headlines, their overall sales and profits, their positioning on their website, org chart, blog posts, just getting a feel for their story. Of course I was looking at their “Net”...