Welcome to the MOVVE Blog!

This blog is for people in leadership positions who want to motivate better attitudes and behavior so goals get achieved, teamwork flourishes and productivity soars.  MOVVE!™ is the application of Elite Motivation using specialized communication skills to bond IQ with EQ .  Intelligence Quotient (IQ) speaks facts, stats and science. Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ) drives thoughts, communication and […]

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Transitioning Out of Toxic Feelings Like Anger!

Denial was always the reality protecter that insulated the family from the truth.  Her boys never said anything and her husband’s voice never once uttered what his eyes revealed.  After all, who could acknowledge a mother abusing her sons.  It was those soccer parents witnessing what Pat was doing that brought everything into focus. Mike […]

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COMMUNICATE TO MOTIVATE!

As a manager, Ralph was sick and tired of the time he had to spend on employee conflicts, teamwork and attitudes.  As soon as one fire was out, another flared.  This continuous band-aid routine ended after Ralph used MOVVE™ to connect with his people.  They now keep their focus on their job and resolve their own […]

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COUNSELING CHAOS

I recently visited a counselor as I have occasionally done over the years when feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges.  She was a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and had a teaching role with interns at our local medical center.  Since she didn’t know my situation, our first session had me talking about myself.  Our next and final […]

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WALK THE TALK – The Path to Motivation & Success

Usually when we experience challenges or persistent problems we seek help, guidance and counsel.  If we talk to professionals or a counselor, they target the way we think and understand.  This focus is the reason that talking and therapists typically fail to deliver the results we seek.  After all, as much as we’d like to […]

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Keeping Productivity Up & Problems Down

The biggest ongoing problem any business owner, CEO or manager endures is their employees.  Everyone hired to further the business brings an endless array of issues and problems that often divert and slow productivity and profits. In their personal lives employees often experience issues with their marriage, parenting, depression, finances, dieting, addictions, anger, health and […]

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The Motivation Language of “Listening Leadership”

Communication has only two movements, sending and receiving.  When we’re communicating to motivate others, we talk. We have something to say so we’re the sender.  When we’re not speaking, we’re listening to what others are saying.  So we’re the receiver. Question…  Does silence assure we have a listener?  How many times have we spoken to deaf […]

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The Suicide Solution

Suicide is our visible horror story.  HOPE for answers have been decimated by suicide’s shocking statistical realities. For youth, 15-24 years old, suicide is the second leading cause of death.  It is the leading killer of our men and women in the armed forces.  Worldwide, suicide is committed every minute. HOPE is not a strategy […]

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How We Talk Motivates Their Walk To Succeed

By the time we’ve reached adulthood, we’ve established how we communicate with others.  Our patterns have been paved with years of interactions.  If people are not giving us the results we talk about, our communication skills need sharpening. Communication is simply sending and receiving.  It’s an interactive exchange of words, expressions and feelings that produce […]

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Avoidance Arouses Betrayal

THE TALKING TRUTH Avoidance is that unspoken lie you use to shield yourself from stress.  The belief is: “If I avoid it, I won’t be bothered to do anything, and it will eventually go away.”  This may sound irrational, but it’s the mantra for so many that duck, dodge and disappear when you want to […]

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Freeing Fears & Failures

THE TALKING TRUTH We’ve all heard words of wisdom and encouragement after experiencing defeat.  Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  Another saying is “fall seven times, stand up eight.”  Seems we’ve got the smarts and advice, just not the desired behavior.  After all, it’s not our […]

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