Coaching & Motivating

Bottom-line idea: Challenge your staff

May 1, 2010
Thoughts on ways to challenge your staff to sharpen their analytical skills.

Enough with the gloom!

May 1, 2010
While you can’t dole out happiness pills, learn how you can spread optimism to fortify employees against adversity.

Replace lectures with learning projects

April 1, 2010
How to implement project-based learning to achieve a long-lasting impression about collaboration.

Recognition without money has value, too

April 1, 2010
Ideas for motivating your staff without monetary incentives.

Keep your stars happy

March 1, 2010
Employee surveys often find that compensation ranks fairly low in a list of meaningful motivators. Workers at all levels typically crave recognition, flexibility and intellectual stimulation above pay.

Bring cross-functional groups together

March 1, 2010
Take these steps to democratize meetings and give every participant a chance to shine.

Hype the allure of the positive as a motivational tool

March 1, 2010
How to motivate your team without using fear tactics.

Can your workers motivate themselves?

February 1, 2010
New research shows that one of the most overlooked ways to motivate people at work is to give them more freedom with their jobs.

Keep it simple, make ’em loyal

February 1, 2010
There’s no single secret to managing people. But two irreplaceable rules of smart supervision come close: Keep things simple and stoke employees’ loyalty.

Arouse curiosity, then fill it

January 1, 2010
In the book Don’t Be Such a Scientist, author Randy Olson urges scientists to improve their communication skills.