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Making Work Meaningful: Inspire. Engage. Ignite.

For years, company leaders have had the belief that employees can be motivated by more money. If they’re not happy with their jobs, just give them a raise! But studies have shown that this method of motivation doesn’t always work. It’s about making work meaningful for your employees. Think about it. What makes you get out of bed and come to work every day? What drives you to stay late working on a project with your team?

Dan Ariely, a behavioral economist and speaker, says the answer is that we care about reaching the end. We care about the fight and the challenge of getting there. We care about making our lives meaningful. And that means that you, as a leader, should also be making work meaningful for those you lead.

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It’s All a Matter of Perspective

Consider this all-too-familiar scenario: You’re driving to work behind an SUV that abruptly stops before an intersection. No turn signal, no warning. Just stops in the middle of the street. How inconsiderate! You could have wrecked! So you lay on the horn, angry and flustered, yelling a few choice words.

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Uninspired…What’s my Purpose?

So you’re sitting at your desk, doing the same thing you do every day, and your boss walks in the front door. She doesn’t say “Hi.” She just walks past with her head down. She goes straight back to her office. Now the employees in your office are emailing back and forth… “Someone get her a broom…The witch is back!” Sounds like something off a movie right? Well, this has also happened in real life…I’ve seen it.

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3 Ways to Inspire

Inspirational Leadership…what does that mean? How do you inspire your team?  Or even inspire yourself?  When was the last time you were so engrossed in your work that you looked up and it was 5 o’clock?  You had no idea where the day went.  Has it been a while since you have felt that way?  You may be not inspired.  If you’re not, chances are…neither is your team.

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Unleashing Possibilities – A Different Attitude

Have you hit a roadblock to your success with your team or your goals?  Is it time for you to break out of your rut and unleash possibilities?  Too often WE are the one who has gotten in the way.  In your own way, in the way of your team, or those around you.  We have approximately 60,000 thoughts per day – many repeated over and over.  Where are your thoughts taking you?

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