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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MOVVE Your Trainings Into Productivity & Profits

On the job training is costly.  You pay for the trainer, materials and all the hours employees spend away from their job.  The reason to invest time and dollars on training?  Profits!  The money realized from improvements is a significant business building asset.  There are other benefits too, but the biggest incentive to employee training […]

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That “Smart” Diet Is DUMB!

We hunger for getting those diet and exercise programs to work for us.  We want to succeed so we focus on the advise of experts.  After all, they write books, appear on talk shows and tell us what to do on those infomercials.  We capitalize on their facts, stats and science to help us lose […]

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No More Fat Failures!!!

That first week in January usually sparks our attention to make changes.  It’s the time for New Year Resolutions, pledges, promises and turning over a new leaf.  It’s the time we review what’s important in life and examine our priorities.  It’s also the time so many shun even creating new resolutions, plans or to-do lists.  […]

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FREE – End Your Weight-Loss Struggles

Over 30 years ago I was losing the battle of the bulge and ballooned up to over 320 pounds.  I followed the advice of doctors, health educators, dietitians and other professionals who emphasized using my brain to overcome my obese body.  So, heeding their IQ strategy, I attempted to stick to this “smart” style by […]

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“Wagons Ho” – Is Destination Or Journey More Important?

As I listen to yet another zealot advocating that “Big Hairy Audacious Goal” philosophy, I keep humming a tune.  Hey, it’s not that I don’t believe in the importance of setting goals that inspire.  It’s just that a theme from an old TV western keeps playing in my head.  The show was called “Rawhide” and […]

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