The Millennials

by Chuck Kuglen Reading Time: 3 min, 10 seconds. Best article I’ve seen about the “Millennials” below.  I enjoyed it, but warn you that there are a lot of “how to use the carrot with Millennials” articles moving about. Do not read these articles with the view of “how to get them to do what you want them to do.” It is posted on LinkedIn by author Lydia Abbot. From “8 Millennials’ traits you should...

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Dream Motivational Video by Mateusz

This mashup video uses: Speeches from Les Brown, Eric Thomas, and Will Smith Movie footage from Into The Wild, Rocky 4, Seven Pounds, Pursuit of Happyness, and A Beautiful Mind. As well as Music (Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek & Reinhold Heil: Prelude – The Atlas March / Angelo Milli: Requiem / Steve Jablonsky: Bumblebee / Hans Zimmer: Arcade / Hans Zimmer: I Will Find Him) To powerful effect.  A great thing to revisit when you are feeling discouraged about reaching your...

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Shiny Disastrous Distractions

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Denise Green of Brilliance Inc. In a courageous interview about the near-death of Netflix, CEO Reed Hastings admitted “I messed up” and “got distracted by the shiny object,” spinning off a business instead of “executing on the fundamentals.” Here are three of my least favorite ‘shiny objects’ when it comes to leading and motivating people: Reorganizations Performance management, and Open-space floor plans All of these give the...

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All Markets Are Online Dating Markets

In today’s world of 9-second attention spans, our introductions mean more-than-ever before. Sally Hogshead reveals the seven triggers of fascination and how to get others to fall in love with your ideas, instantly. YouTube / TEDx Talks – via Iframely

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

by Terry Gault   Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers … YouTube / TEDx Talks – via Iframely I want to share this terrific video, and my “why”. When clients learn that I have a background in the theater and entertainment industry, they sometimes ask, “Do you miss it?”...

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A Story About Motivation

by Terry Gault To sum up this article: “When you want something from someone, ask yourself what story that person is trying to tell about himself (or herself), and then make sure that your role and actions are enhancing that story in the right way.”  This is helpful thinking when crafting presentations intended to motivate the audience to take action.  See this fascinating article below, by Peter Bregman. I was walking back to our apartment...

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