About Us|Contact Us|Register|Login

[google-translator]
Currently Browsing: Motivation

Free Goal Setting Printables with Motivating Quotes

Free Goal Setting Printables with Motivating Quotes
Free Goal Setting Printables with Motivating Quotes Words play a large role in our success. What you say on a regular basis out loud gets saturated within your subconscious mind and turns into belief. This is why positive affirmations work. Through repetition, we engrave and carve our words over and over again until it leaves its mark within the unconscious as the truth of which we accept. . But here's the thing – the opposite is also true! Tell yourself you're better, smarter, faster, wiser and through the repetitions, you will create the same impact on your subconscious mind directly from the conscious mind. . Try it for yourself. A photo posted by John Ferrara (@successmessenger) on Nov 26, 2016 at 8:31pm PST   “A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.”   “A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.”   “If a goal is worth having, it’s worth blocking out the time in your day-to-day life necessary to achieve it.”   “Set a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed every morning.”   “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”   “Goals are like an address we punch into our navigation system that tells us which direction to go.”   “Seeing your goal written in ink, on paper will have a powerful effect on your mind.”   “Decide what you want. Decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your goals and go to work.”  Share one GREAT goal you’re looking to achieve this year with the rest of the community in the comment section below! Take print-outs using the print friendly icon in the share buttons. The Five Golden Rules Set Goals that Motivate You Set SMART Goals Set Goals in Writing Make an Action Plan Stick With It! 25 AWESOME INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FOR SOCIAL...
read more

Stats You Should Know About Employee Recognition

Stats You Should Know About Employee Recognition
Employee Recognition – Employees Want to be Appreciated Employee recognition is an increasingly important management requirement in the workplace, with a number of research studies showing the importance of staff engagement and appreciating employees for their daily positive contributions to the team.  “To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup Appreciation and Recognition are the two major factors that bring about employee job satisfaction and happiness. According to the equity theory, based on the work of J. Stacy Adams, workers compare the reward potential to the effort they must expend. Equity exists when workers perceive that rewards equal efforts.  “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek  But employees just don’t look at their potential rewards, they look at the rewards of others as well. Inequities occur when people feel that their rewards are inferior to the rewards offered to other persons sharing the same workloads.   “Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” –Anne M. Mulcahy Fine! Let’s see some amazing statistics that clearly shows “What are and what aren’t making employees happy?” Unhappy Employees’ Stats 88% of employees don’t have passion for their work. 75% of workers don’t quit their job, but quit their boss. 78% of people would work harder in their jobs if they were recognised. 60% of those who don’t feel they are appreciated are looking for a job. 65% of working Americans say they receive no praise or recognition on the job. Employee turnover was up by 46% in companies with ineffective employee recognition programs. Did you know the 1 reason most American employees quit their jobs is they don’t feel appreciated? Happy Employees’ Stats Organizations where recognition occurs have 14% better employee engagement, productivity and customer service than those without. 90% find a “fun” work environment extremely motivating. 76% said opportunities for growth were the top reason they stayed in an organization. 70% of workers are motivated by non-monetary rewards at work. 80% of those who feel they are being appreciated stay put. The equity theory makes a good point: What a manager thinks is irrelevant to an employee because the real issue is the way an employee perceives his or her situation. Rewards perceived as equitable should have positive results on job satisfaction and performance; those rewards perceived as inequitable may create job dissatisfaction and cause performance problems. Every manager needs to make sure that any undesirable consequences from equity comparisons are avoided, or at least minimized, when rewards are allocated.  To motivate workers, managers must strengthen workers’ perceptions of their efforts as both possible and worthwhile, clarify expectations of performances, tie rewards to performances, and make sure that rewards are desirable. So, some hard hitting facts Strategic recognition drives engagement Lack of recognition drives turnover High employee engagement leads to better business results or ROI Awards, recognition and praise might be the single most cost effective way to maintain a happy productive force. Respect employees, ask for their opinion and show genuine...
read more

15 Super Ways to Handle Stress at Workplace

15 Super Ways to Handle Stress at Workplace
15 Super Ways to Handle Stress at Workplace+ Yoga Some jobs have such high demands on your personal time that they practically become a way of life. The pressures and unpredictability of these types of jobs make it very difficult to find time to relax. Say for example, many who work in the grocery industry deal with customers face-to-face on a daily basis. This kind of high level customer service and constant interaction can take a toll on emloyees’ wellbeing and drain them as well over an eight hour shift. Mixing this exhaustion with other job responsibilities creates a perfect storm for stress. So, how does one cope? Ironically, jobs devoted to improving the wellbeing of others can be stress-inducing themselves. They call for excellent problem-solving and time management skills, as well as being sensitive to people’s needs. How does someone working in the health care industry eliminate stress without sacrificing the quality of their work? Well, the solution is not as hard as you may think or want it to be. With little changes in your lifestyle and habits, a great deal can be achieved to bring harmony in your work-life balance. Here is a list of 15 ways as to “How you could relieve stress?” Exercise Try simply leaving the building you are in and taking a short (10-15 minutes) walk around the block when you are feeling stressed, you will be amazed at how much better you feel. Most of us don’t realize that exercise releases endorphins that make us feel good. Research indicates that moderate-intensity aerobic exercise performed 3x over a week for 20 minutes is the most effective at helping manage stress levels. Even short bursts of 5 minutes of cardiovascular exercise stimulates anti-anxiety effects. Breathing Here’s a good one. Try breathing in to the count of 4. Hold for 7 counts, breathe out for 8 counts. This is a well-known relaxation technique and works out like a charm. It also comes in handy when you are dealing with pain. Eat Something Healthy Eat a piece of fruit if you’re hungry. Don’t load up on the sugar and caffeine because you will experience a rebound crash in about an hour or two. You’ll end up feeling worse than you were already. Take a Mental Vacation Go to a place where you can be alone for about 10 minutes and imagine that you are in a location that you’d find relaxing. Imagine that you are in a beautiful beach all alone with waves caressing your feet. Feel the comfortable warmth of the sun on your skin. Listen to the sounds of birds flying overhead. Feel the sand on your feet and legs. Sounds wonderful eh! Relax… Pray Research has shown that people who pray have positive correlation with the Almighty and they do handle stress better. Pet a Small Animal Stroking an animal can be very soothing and comforting. There are now programs where volunteers take their trained pets into hospitals and convalescent homes. It has been proven that stroking pets can help patients get well faster. Smile More – The Power of Smiling Smiles are a universal greeting. They make you look more pleasant and trustworthy, as well as releasing endorphins- making you feel better too. Smiling is very important for our wellbeing, as people who smile live longer, are less stressed and more successful in life. Tip: Smiling can add 7 bonus years to your life! So Get Smiling… Make time for fun Play an online game. Participate in a hobby. Hang upside down from your bed, walk backwards around the block, wave at the cars passing by, or dance in the living...
read more

Popular Quotes from Management Gurus

Popular Quotes from Management Gurus
Top 50 Popular Quotes from Management Gurus Strategy Quotes from Michael Porter  Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it’s about deliberately choosing to be different.” “The underlying principles of strategy are enduring, regardless of technology or the pace of change.” “The essence of strategy is that you must set limits on what you’re trying to accomplish.” “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” “The chief strategist of an organization has to be the leader – the ceo.” “If all you’re trying to do is essentially the same thing as your rivals, then it’s unlikely that you’ll be very successful.” “Finally, strategy must have continuity. It can’t be constantly reinvented.” “Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.” “Sound strategy starts with having the right goal.” “So companies have to be very schizophrenic. On one hand, they have to maintain continuity of strategy. But they also have to be good at continuously improving.” 50 MIND BLOWING STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT QUOTES Stephen Covey Leadership Quotes from Stephen Covey  “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” “There are three constants in life… Change, choice and principles.” Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.” “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” “We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.” “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” “Public behavior is merely private character writ large.” “When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen.” “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence Quotes from Daniel Goleman “Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each other carry emotional messages.” “Well, any effort to maximize your potential and ability is a good thing.” “Teachers need to be comfortable talking about feelings.” “There is zero correlation between iq and emotional empathy… They’re controlled by different parts of the brain.” “People tend to become more emotionally intelligent as they age and mature.” “Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.” “If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” “the emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.” But once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job.” “My hope was that organizations would start including this range of skills in their training programs – in other words, offer an adult education in social and emotional intelligence.” Productivity Quotes from Ken Blanchard “The productivity of a work group seems to depend on how the group members see their own goals in relation to the goals of the organization.” “For...
read more

Leadership Styles and Employee Motivation

Leadership Styles and Employee Motivation
Leadership Styles and Employee Motivation – A Purview 6 Things a Manager Can Learn From MS Dhoni Leading from the front Staying cool Sharing the due credit with fellow-men Encouraging team members to make them better performers Staying Grounded Resource Utilization No, this article is certainly not about our Indian Cricket team’s captain; but he has a lot to offer to prove my point. Yes, I was contemplating about the various leaders- both in the political and economic sectors and how their attitude and perspective has a direct effect on the followers or sub-ordinates. I thought it would be good to start from M.S.Dhoni, the all powerful leader in his own way standing tall and cool. Don’t miss this powerpoint: The powerpoint given here depicts the different leadership styles pertaining to an organization – be it business, service, non-profit or educational. The motive may differ for each of the listed organizations above but all have to function effectively to reach that ulterior motive. There can’t be a second thought or opinion on this and how the emotional quotient of a leader impacts employee motivation and engagement is something phenomenal. It is directly evident from the functioning style of the employees and their attitude even when you just enter an organization. The impact of leadership styles on employee motivation and performance from Shyama Shankar My Bad Encounter: Recently I had been to a dermatologist for a consultation and even before I could inquire about the doctor’s availability, the girl at the front desk was very particular to know if I would be willing to pay three hundred bucks. I was taken aback to know that the fee was two hundred bucks for visiting during regular hours and three hundred for late hours (It was a sunday and late hours meant visiting the doctor after 12 noon). The hundred rupees did not matter to me at all  but the way in which the man has trained his staff to put the patients into an uneasy position made me think – “Where service has to be the motto of his profession, money has REWRITTEN the ETIQUETTES in it own cruel way. Matched Leadership: How to Use Leadership Styles Effectively Leadership style is one of the most debated topics in #management which has influenced a great number of managers and employees. Leadership style extensively influences employee’s commitment and dedication. A participative and democratic kind of leader creates a #positive work atmosphere, a coercive leader creates an unbalanced  and negative atmosphere; nevertheless all kinds of leaders create a serious impact whether negative or positive. #Transformational leaders provide a vision and a sense of mission, inspire pride, and gain respect and trust through charisma, as opposed to a simple exchange and agreement,(Bass et al.1990) whereas Transactional leaders communicate with their subordinates to explain how a task must be done and let them know that there will be rewards for a job done well (Avolio et al.1991). Laissez-faire leadership is a passive kind of leadership style, seen as not caring about other’s issues. There is no relationship exchange between the leader and the followers. It represents a non-transactional kind of leadership style in which necessary decisions are not made, actions are delayed, leadership responsibilities ignored, and #authority unused. Now it is time to enjoy some funny quotes on Leadership: Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men — the other 999 follow women. Groucho Marx First rule of leadership: everything is your fault. A Bug’s Life The problem with being a leader is that you’re never sure if you’re being followed or chased. Claire A. Murray The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate...
read more

« Previous Entries