Do you like one neighbor more than the other neighbors? Did you like some classmates at school more than others? Welcome to the club!
Neighbors, classmates or colleagues – as a leader and motivator of a team you also favor some people over others. Or don’t you?
I do. When I give my seminars sometimes I face those sarcastic, cynical . . . → Read More: INTRINSIC The Series: Fairness
A workshop can be an engaging, energetic and interactive platform to generate new ideas, improve processes or change the way people interact.
The tricky part is: As a workshop leader you face the same challenge as a public speaker. Just like your speech can be brilliant or a lame duck, your workshop can be a high-flyer or . . . → Read More: How To Lead Workshops More Effectively
I’m absolutely convinced that intrinsic motivation can only flourish in a team if the motivator has an empathetic personality.
According to Merriam-Webster EMPATHY is:
the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it
the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, . . . → Read More: INTRINSIC The Series: Empathy
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The inspiration for this post didn’t come from New York. The inspiration didn’t come from Vegas either. The inspiration for this post came from Prague. Six likable lawyers and me. Not an oxymoron but a charisma seminar. The final task: creative group presentation. How to lead better with more charisma. Every . . . → Read More: What Leaders Can Learn From The Godfather
Do you remember the last time you were standing in front of the door of a popular club? Do you remember that annoying tone of indifference when the bouncer said No to you?
No access equals frustration. Not only at the door of a popular club, but also in your company. No access to the boss and team . . . → Read More: INTRINSIC The Series: Accessibility
Every year, companies spend a massive amount of money on teambuilding activities. They let their people jump off trees, raft in wild waters, and party together at the end of the day in fancy locations.
But – what about the long-term effect of these teambuilding activities? Is there a long-term impact at all?
I talk a lot . . . → Read More: Brose Baskets: Four Elements Of Teambuilding
Maybe the following phrases are not part of the script of the CEO’s annual motivational Christmas speech. But don’t you hear them sometimes in smaller meetings or on the hallways of your company?
I think we won’t reach our goals this year.
All our efforts are useless. Whatever we do – in the end nothing will change in . . . → Read More: INTRINSIC The Series: Optimism
Martin Limbeck, Chris Fleming, Dr. Hein Hansen
On February 2 2013, I had the extreme pleasure to attend a special event on a special topic – MOTIVATION! This topic currently seems to follow me everywhere I go… even to Bamberg, my university town in Northern Bavaria, Germany.
The event featured three top speakers:
Martin Limbeck, one of Europe’s . . . → Read More: Flashes From A Day Of Motivation
Welcome to the series INTRINSIC!
In this series on intrinsic motivation I share my personal views and answers to three fundamental questions:
What are the traits of a motivator?
What is the attitude of a motivator?
How does a motivator communicate?
Traits of a motivator: Sincerity
Common sense is not so common, said Voltaire. But isn’t it common sense that I only follow . . . → Read More: INTRINSIC The Series: Sincerity
The million dollar question for companies is not, How can we penetrate new markets with new products? The million dollar question for companies is not, How can we increase our market share by 40%? One million dollar, 10 million dollar, 100 million dollar depend on another answer…
I remember a warm summer night in Barcelona in 2005. I . . . → Read More: INTRINSIC The Series