Category: Motivation

What Makes People Interesting?

When I think of what makes people interesting, British comedian John Cleese comes to mind.  It takes a great deal of talent to be a consistently funny writer for your whole career and he has done just that. I was

Motivating Your Team

In September 1962, American President, John F. Kennedy, gave one of the best and most inspiring speeches ever made when he said, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing

Building Staff Morale

How effective is “cheerleading”? Here’s the unsolicited email: It’s hard not to see that in today’s economic climate, most businesses are suffering with issues concerning staff morale. It could be that they just aren’t motivated enough, lack energy or just

Less Numbers, More Story

Harry is one of our unit managers. His normally calm, diplomatic voice takes on a sudden energy as he leans across the table and says, “People seem to think that any mission will do. That’s just not true.” Harry has

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Motivate Your Team

“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” In how many MBA classes, inspirational business speeches and

Passionate Employees

The president of a Halifax-based company with 17 employees writes to ask PROFIT-Xtra readers: “My company is my baby. I’m very passionate about it, maybe even obsessed with it. It bugs me that most of my employees treat their jobs

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