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Monthly Archives: March 2012

4 Ways to Stay Motivated During Change

I won’t lie to you by telling you that staying motivated during change is easy.  It isn’t.  Change can be exhausting and scary because of its inherent uncertainties.  In 2008, I was laid off from a faculty position at a 2-year college.  It was a job I put my heart-and-soul into for 5 ½ years. 

8 Motivation Tips for Your Team: M – O – T – I – V – A – T – E

M            You must motivate yourself before you can motivate others.  It has been said before … walk the talk … lead by example … practice what you preach …. However you say it, motivating your team starts with you.  Take a moment for honest self-reflection.  Are you motivated? O             Understand what motivates your team. 

4 Self-Motivation Situations

Last week we delineated between Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation.  This week we use what we learned and apply it to common situations in which we need to motivate ourselves. Situation 1: Wake up on wrong side of bed.  Sometimes we simply wake up in a bad mood.  If we don’t shake it, we carry our

2 Types of Motivation

To begin our month-long series on motivation, I think it is important to start with foundational information we can build on over the next three weeks.  So, let’s begin! Motivation can be categorized into two basic types: intrinsic and extrinsic. What is Intrinsic Motivation? Sometimes referred to as ‘internal motivation’, this type of motivation is