The ways we motivate others and ourselves comes in different forms depending on the scenario. As twisted as it sounds, fear is a common source of motivation for many people, whether they realize it or not.
Empathy is the number one skill necessary for leaders, according to Development Dimensions International.
Leadership theories have evolved over time, with new ones being introduced and old ones being discredited or built upon everyday. More recently, there’s been a lot of talk about the influence that purpose has in leadership. Apparently—it’s a lot.
For quite some time, people—business workers, bosses, teachers, parents, even researchers—have been preaching the “Dress for Success” attitude.
Being an introvert is often viewed in professional settings as a disadvantage, or a threat to your overall success.
Imagine you are back in your fifth grade classroom. Mrs. Smith is at the front of the room scribbling words on the chalkboard. She turns to the class and starts to facilitate a brainstorm for a class-wide project. One by one, the hands of your classmates delicately rise, and ideas are delivered with slight hesitation.
As an employee or as a boss, boredom in the workplace can be damaging to all. Bosses certainly don’t want bored employees, as this leads to unfavorable outcomes such as sloppy work and unmotivated spirits.