Category : MOTIVATION

  • Want a New Job?  Attitude Trumps Skills.

    Want a New Job? Attitude Trumps Skills.

    Posted 07/03/2013 By in INSPIRATION, MOTIVATION, YOUR CAREER With | 1 Comment

    So you want a new job. Perhaps your new job will have better working conditions, more money, increased responsibility or it’s an opportunity to have a new job that develops and stretches you?  Maybe, you’re heading the other way.  You’d like less hours, less stress, more fun, more flexibility.  Either way, you’re about to be …

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  • 2011 Dream Employers Survey Results

    2011 Dream Employers Survey Results

    Posted 23/11/2011 By in MOTIVATION With | No Comments

    The 2001 ‘Dream Employer’ survey, brought to you by Insync Surveys partnered with Red Balloon Days and Drake International, has revealed some very interesting results for the Australian demographic.  Probably of most note is the downward shift in relative importance of immediate manager as a factor driving attrition.   Only 11% of respondents indicated ‘immediate …

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  • Basic Human Needs Drives Employee Engagement

    Basic Human Needs Drives Employee Engagement

    Posted 21/09/2011 By in EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR PEOPLE, MOTIVATION With | No Comments

    Before I discuss Human Needs I want to share some info on Employee Engagement.  If you’ve read about this on my site already, scroll down to the picture and read on from there. Employee Engagement is a term that is becoming increasingly relevant to employers.  It’s definition is along the lines of the discretionary effort …

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  • Dealing with disappointment

    Dealing with disappointment

    Posted 20/09/2011 By in MOTIVATION With | No Comments

    It’s inevitable.  At some point in your life you will have to deal with disappointment.  How you do that will have a significant impact on what happens next. Martin Seligman’s Learned Optimism talks about experiencing bad events from 3 dimensions. Permanence – this is never going to end or improve Pervasiveness – this affects all …

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  • The surprising truth about what really motivates people at work.

    Three simple things:

    • Autonomy – having some influence over their lives and work
    • Mastery – progressing or improving
    • Purpose – doing something that matters

    If nothing else, the animation in this video is truly spectacular (especially if you liked Mr Squiggle).  The talk was prepared and delivered by Daniel Pink, author of Drive and three other provocative books on the changing world of work.

    Enjoy and feel free to let me know what you think.

  • BRW TOP 10 PLACES TO WORK

    BRW TOP 10 PLACES TO WORK

    Posted 02/07/2011 By in EMPLOYERS, INSPIRATION, MOTIVATION With | No Comments

    TOP 10 PLACES TO WORK IN AUSTRALIA Google E-web Marketing NetApp Australia Juniper Networks Atlassian Davidson Recruitment OBS Ikon Communications MRWED Group Altis Consulting The BRW survey is based on research by the Great Place to Work Institute Australia, measuring how much employees trust their organisation, have pride in what they do and enjoy the …

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  • DEPENDENCY ON EXTERNAL MOTIVATION

    ARTICLE SOURCED FROM http://sethgodin.typepad.com

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    One of the characteristics of the industrial age was the reliance on external motivation.

    Go to work on time or the boss will be angry.

    Work extra hard and the boss will give you a promotion.

    If you get paid to work piecework, then your paycheck goes up when you work harder.

    This mindset is captured by the Vince Lombardi/pro sports/college sports model of the coach as king. Of course we’ll have our non-profit universitiess pay a football coach a million or more a year, of course we need these icons at the helm–how else will we get our players to perform at their best?

    I was struck by a photo I saw of male fencers at Cornell who practice with the women’s fencing team. Clearly, they’re not allowed to compete in matches (though the university counts them for Title IX). I got to thinking about what motivates these fencers. Are they doing it because they’re afraid of the coach or getting cut? Would they fence better if they were? [update: it turns out the men at Cornell do compete, just not on a formal varsity team. My error, sorry guys.]

    The nature of our new economic system, that one that doesn’t support predictable factory work, is that external motivation is far less useful. If you’re looking for a big payday, you won’t find it right away. If you’re depending on cheers and thank yous from your Twitter followers, you’re looking at a very bumpy ride.

    In fact, the world is more and more aligned in favor of those who find motivation inside, who would do what they do even if it wasn’t their job. As jobs turn into projects, the leaders we need are those that relish the project, that jump at the chance to push themselves harder than any coach ever could.

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