How can I motivate my team and employees? Try Frederick Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory

What makes people happy and motivated at work is what they do. What makes people unhappy is the situation in which they do it. Frederick Herzberg Motivation is a fickle source of fuel in today’s workforces and it is resulting in inconsistent productivity and output. Most companies see employees accomplish most of their tasks on… Continue reading How can I motivate my team and employees? Try Frederick Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory

What do you mean by “Clear is kind, unclear is unkind”?

Dr. Brene Brown sat in a AA 12-step meeting listening to slogans and platitudes, brushing most of them off but, one seemed to stick in the back of her mind. “Clear is kind, unclear is unkind”.  “I saw the data about how most of us avoid clarity because we tell ourselves that we’re being kind,… Continue reading What do you mean by “Clear is kind, unclear is unkind”?

How do you run a 1-on-1 meeting? (and why are 1-on-1s so important?)

For decades, General Electric delivered feedback to their employees on only an annual basis. This theory was based on Jack Welch’s brutal philosophy coined the ‘rank and yank’ where he insisted on boiling employee annual reviews down to 1 number and those who performed in the bottom 10% were fired. Luckily, the art and science… Continue reading How do you run a 1-on-1 meeting? (and why are 1-on-1s so important?)