I believe that at the end of the day, we have to answer to ourselves. If we want to really thrive, to better ourselves, our businesses, and our communities, we have to practice personal accountability. Like so many of the important things in life, personal accountability requires commitment and effort. It is the belief that we are fully, completely, and entirely responsible for our own actions and consequences.
In this podcast I discuss the emotional intelligence skill of internal motivation. Intrinsic motivation is a deep drive or desire to do the right things for the right reasons. This is the opposite of extrinsic motivation, which is nothing more than a desire to avoid punishment or a yearning to gain a reward such as recognition, success, influence, or money.
If there’s one thing that most everyone in leadership can agree upon, it’s that employee engagement is important. We all want businesses that are thriving and that isn’t going to happen if our employees are apathetic and disengaged. So, how do we avoid employee disengagement, and how do we fix it when it happens?
Millennials have gotten a bad rap for being “entitled” and “unprepared” for independence. This generation, though, now makes up over a third of the workforce, and don’t look now but they are your exit strategy! Don’t be confused or disheartened by these changes. Instead, use transformational leadership to motivate this group into the next generation of leaders.
We know that the habits of the people around us can be contagious – for better or worse – but what about their leadership skills? If you work closely with great leaders, is it possible to become a great leader without any effort on your part? In other words, can you catch leadership or is it something that’s learned?