Tag Archive: workplace motivation

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

Followup is the key to improving teamwork and results – a poem


The Jeep causes teams to creep. But discovery of a Turbocharger allows that jeep to go twice as fast / twice as far. Turbos are best practices that enable people to dramatically improve… Continue reading

Celebration is a key, to involving them and me: A poem about motivation and success


It is about having fun, playing with new ideas, and then anchoring those new ideas to commitments for improvement. So, people Celebrating Success is an obvious key. It builds spirit and allows for… 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

Teamwork and Decision Making — a poem on performance


Teamwork is about groups of people making shared decisions and working together to implement solutions to shared problems. In our┬áLost Dutchman team building exercise, teams get resources to manage and decisions to make… Continue reading

Lean and Mean – a poem on performance and competition


Teams need to “cross the desert” and get to the Mine where they can find the Gold. This is the metaphor of The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine and also a… Continue reading

Poem on Organizational Alignment, Chaos and Reality


We often use these “View from the Top” illustrations to show how things might or should look and how they really look. We have a dozen or so illustrations from the Square Wheels… 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

People and Organizational Alignment – Working Together


People sharing a common goal can get a lot more accomplished than people who are each working individually. The key is to keep them motivated and feeling like they are accomplishing the goals… Continue reading

Mud, Alligators, Sharks and Leadership – Impacts on Motivation


On issues of progress and improvement, as viewed from being up to your axles in mud and dealing with alligators. One from our Lost Dutchman framework of how to improve teamwork and the… Continue reading

There is always two miles of ditch…


A few thoughts on managing change and improvement:

Tractors versus People – The Workplace


There are always other solutions. Not all of them are great ones! Be careful what you wish for. Not ALL things are really improvements and there are impacts from everything you press onto… Continue reading