D. Kevin Berchelmann
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Leadership: Motivation without money...

Can I Motivate Without a Budget?

Sure, it's simple -- use your leadership skills and lead. Some tips to consider...

Be honest and become really trustworthy. Do what you say you'll do.

Remember always: You are not responsible for a person's happiness.

Give praise promptly and specifically when it is due.

Root out poor management; it's a huge drain on staff morale, adversely affecting business performance.

Address poor/non-performance quickly, fairly and unemotionally.

Give your team flexibility, and the room to do their work. Not many people work better with micro-management...

Create a compelling, energizing vision of your future.

Send handwritten notes. Thank you's, Birthdays, Company Anniversaries, or simply for motivation and/or encouragement.

Remind people that you -- their leader -- are there, and there for them.

As a leader, you motivate most, and most significantly, by leading. Do that first.

But that's just me...

KB

Kevin Berchelmann www.triangleperformance.com

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