Quip – On motivating and engaging people

For many years, I have used this quote to remind people that engagement is an active and involving process.

You cannot motivate people who are just not engaged. And you should look at alternative approaches to actually involve them.

Navajo Not possible to awaken


This is supposedly a Navajo tribal proverb: “It is not possible to awaken someone who is pretending to be asleep.”

It is not possible to keep doing the same thing and expecting to get a different result.


Have FUN out there,


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Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant.

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