Archive for the ‘Motivating Employees’ Category

Unbore Yourself and Get Out of Your Rut

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

No matter how you feel today, there was almost certainly a time when you were engaged and excited about your job. It may have lasted for years, or not even made it through the first week. But if you find yourself bored and disengaged on the job now, there might be a reason that has nothing to do with the job itself.

According to Susan Cramm, founder and president of the IT leadership development firm Valuedance, the most likely culprit is right there in the mirror.

Blogging for the Harvard Business Review, Cramm offers three possible causes of your boredom:

Get Aboard the Happy Bus!

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

One of the best changes you can make in your own job security is to choose to be happy with what you have. You HAVE a job. Sure, you may work with a few dweebs. Your boss can be a jerk. The mailroom wasn’t the destiny you had in mind when you graduated magna cum laude… but you HAVE a job. Not everyone does, so start there.

Mastery Loves (Your) Company

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

I know the expression is “misery loves company.” That’s true too. But if you want something that loves YOUR company and boosts your bottom line, it’s mastery to the rescue.

Purpose Matters!

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

What motivates employees to the highest levels of productivity and engagement? The answer might surprise you.

“Where Did My Idea Go?”: Employee Engagement Starts with Being Heard

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

You’re a motivated employee, a real go-getter, deeply engaged in your company and committed to its success. That’s why you take the time and effort to think of ways to improve procedures and policies.