Unleash Motivation

Do You Know Who You're Motivating? -- Motivation, Part 3

Do You Know Who You're Motivating? -- Motivation, Part 3

At times we can be tempted to rely on organizational systems that bestow recognition, champion accountability, and censure poor performance as key motivational drivers. While such systems are required for nearly any professional organization, we need to recognize that they fail to acknowledge one of the most important factors in motivation: the individual being motivated.

Two More Truths -- Setting Standards, Part 3

Two More Truths -- Setting Standards, Part 3

While some situations may require the leader to independently set standards (e.g. a big cultural turnaround or when leading exceptionally inexperienced followers), many situations benefit from leaders involving their followers in the development of the standards.

Are You Leading a "JJ Fast" Team?

Are You Leading a "JJ Fast" Team?

Are we leading our teams to become so good at what we do that everyone sees us as the measuring stick? Are our organizations becoming so effective that even our competitors say out loud, "We want to be like them"? As leaders, these are important questions for us consider because their answers tap into deeply seeded energy within those we lead.