Employees are losing motivation, and employee engagement is different today than it was a few months ago. Companies need to DO MORE. In March, Gallup studied how people and workplaces behave during the Covid-19 crisis. They found that “with increases in worry and stress, as well as rising loneliness and boredom, the organization's role in
Last Wednesday I found this motto taking over my life, “motivation low, boredom high.” Does this sound like you? So, this right here isn’t advice on how to calm yourself with the onslaught of Covid-19 information. Instead, here are ideas on how to beat “motivation low, boredom high” which I have found … well …
Clearly many people are struggling with stinkin’ thinkin’ right now. Just take a look at the news, Facebook, Twitter, and so on. Stinkin’ thinkin’ is stripping away our motivation. (I feel it too, so maybe this week’s article is more for me than it is for any of you?!) LET'S GET MOTIVATED BY CHANGING HOW
Used with permission. Copyright Rick Cooper. How often do you try new things? Do you persevere when things don’t go as you planned or hoped? If you didn't answer YES! with conviction and without hesitation you might be falling short on Gumption. Wait, wait, wait. When I was a young girl, I was told
After feeling particularly challenged by a series of unfortunate events in the past couple weeks, I woke up this morning feeling deflated and unmotivated. With a long to-do list in front of me and very little umph to tackle it, I asked myself, “Well Jeannette, what do you tell people in your training workshop on
When we listen to the natural cadence of our bodies and plan our activities accordingly, we are able to maximize the outcomes of our efforts. Without knowing our energy cycle we find ourselves fighting to manage the simplest of tasks. Answering the following questions will help in understanding your natural energy cycle so you can
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.
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
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
Are you where you want to be in your life? Many people who answer “No” to that question do so because they are controlled by fear. Fear of failure. Fear of change. Fear of the unknown. Fear of even, yes, success. It is sometimes easier to stay with what we know and where we at.