Tag Archive: engage people for intrinsic motivation

One Liners and Thoughts on Writing Good


Well, if you did not get the gist of this posting from the title, you should get it quickly as you look at the first image. Well? I did not really know where… Continue reading

Stupidly Simple Engagement


Everybody has ideas and everybody has perspective. But perspective is relative to where you are and what you do. Often, the wagon-pulling boss simply cannot see the actions and activities of the wagon… Continue reading

Involve and Engage and Motivate and Improve


Just back from ASTD and meeting with colleagues who use my team building games and other products, my thoughts on involvement and engagement being done by supervisors received lots of support. But the… Continue reading

Business Haiku – the fun continues…


With the thought in mind that a few people see my poems as somewhat negative, as they frame this in their own thinking and project onto the cartoons, let me offer up a… Continue reading

Business Haiku – Square Wheels and Customer Service


I commonly and often say, “The Square Wheels are everywhere…” when it comes to happenings around customer service. Example from yesterday: I called my insurance company and asked for a report to be… Continue reading

Puppies and Performance


Okay – the basic and simple question is this: Would people care more about improving how the wagon rolls if the cargo were a load of cute puppies? Inquiring minds want a discussion… Continue reading

People and Potential – Releasing the Butterfly


So many of our interactions with others in our daily management could focus on potential. Most of us have that ability to be more than what we are if we only felt more… Continue reading

Mining Gold and Collaboration – A poem and a followup question


I continue playing with the bigger powerpoint file and the creation of poems and questions for followup in Lost Dutchman team building game and around the Square Wheels illustrations. As my friend and colleague… Continue reading

Teamwork, Communications and Planning – two more poems about work


The “team communications” and agreement cartoon in the boxes below is one that we use a good bit in the debriefing of The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine, since it has… Continue reading

Chaos and Confusion are normal parts of organizational change


After delivering a team building session, things can be rather confused as you may have discussed those things that are not working well and need to be improved but you have not yet… Continue reading

Running Around sure is FUN! But getting things done?


Activity is not the same as action, and focused actions are a key way to build teamwork and collaboration, improve communications, and increase intrinsic motivation. Ya think? We need to do more things… Continue reading

A poem on Leadership and Communications


You would think that the solutions to problems would be obvious. But one also needs perspective. And teamwork.   Involving and engaging people requires their participation in the act of being involved and… Continue reading

If You Always Do, What you have Always Done – a poem on rotten results!


This little ditty popped into my head while I was thinking  of some conversations with my pal Lucy Freedman of Syntax. We share a background of NLP and similar behavioral approaches to improving… Continue reading

Teaching The Caterpillar to Fly – Thought to Remember


This is a simple theme that we use in our thoughts about Teaching The Caterpillar to Fly. You can find a 5-part series of posts and illustrations by clicking on the image. You… Continue reading

Scott’s Marketing Image for our Square Wheels toolkits


I thought this a solid and simple way of representing the business improvement opportunity that exists for most managers in most organizations:

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