internal motivation is more important than external motivators for leaders

Why You Lead Determines How Well You Lead is an excellent article on the Harvard Business Review website. In a study, over 10,000 Army officers were tracked from their entrance into West Point until well into their careers. The findings were surprising. Read the following paragraph from the article:  “As one might predict, we found that… Read More

conjuring up motivation – doesn’t work

Good Monday morning to you on this Christmas week! What a thrill it is to celebrate that wonderful and beautiful mystery of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Sunday afternoon I finished the book Remote, Office Not Required. It’s an excellent book.Towards the end of the book I found the following quotes… Read More

praise or criticism – which is more effective?

Good Monday morning to you! It was a spectacular day here in NE Indiana yesterday!! I hope you have a great week ahead. I am excited as I get to travel to Nacogdoches, TX this Friday and spend some time with the leadership of Fredonia Hill Baptist Church. In a recent LinkedIn article entitled “Praise… Read More

How Do I Fit Here?

Good Monday morning to you! This weekend a good friend of mine posted on Facebook his opinion that naps ought to be a required part of the first week of daylight savings time. After getting up this morning with my body clock at odds with my alarm clock I think he may be on to something. How important is… Read More

Five Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Staff

Motivation is a topic about which much has been written.  Personally, I am one of those that believe that it is more effective to make sure you hire motivated people and then allow them to do their jobs than it is to try to motivate people who don’t care or no longer trust the organization.  One way… Read More

The Problem Isn’t Motivation, It’s Follow-Through

Good Friday morning to you. It has been an intense but fruitful week for us at here Life Action, but the result was me not being able to write much this week. We are launching the OneCry Initiative next month which is a nationwide effort and we had leaders in from across the country working… Read More