Four Ways to Kill Motivation on the Job

Excellent insights!

Laurie Barkman

“An employee’s motivation on the job is the direct result of the sum of interactions with the manager.”  ~ Bob Nelson

We’ve all heard the expression “Employees don’t leave jobs, they leave managers”.  Managers are expected to lead their team in such a way that goals are met and hopefully surpassed.  In order to lead a successful team, avoid the following:

Keep your team in the dark:  Some managers don’t share good news, bad news or any news at all.  They think sharing good news will lead to demands for more money and sharing bad news will lead to too many questions and people abandoning ship.  Sometimes, the information being withheld isn’t game changing, but could lead to service breakdowns. For example, a product has been discontinued, but nobody bothered to tell the sales team, so they are out there selling something that can’t be delivered.   Leaving team…

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About dougdickerson

I am an internationally recognized leadership speaker, columnist, and author. My books include: "Leaders Without Borders: 9 Essentials for Everyday Leaders", "Great Leaders Wanted", "Leadership by the Numbers", and "It Only Takes a Minute: Daily Inspiration for Leaders on the Move". I live outside beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.
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