Tag Archives: Motivation

To Find Happiness Focus on Problems, Not Passion

The millennial generation is proselytized to pursue their dreams. But this philosophy no longer works, or at most feels incomplete. And, as the jobless generation grows up, they realize the grand betrayal of the false idols of passion. So what does one do? Let’s look at it with a different frame of reference: Forget about finding your

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When Being a Humble Leader Backfires

There is a paradox when it comes to what we expect in leaders. On one hand, we believe that effective leaders display humility — they bring out the best in others, are open to admitting their shortcomings and mistakes, and give appreciation and credit to their followers. On the other hand, there is no shortage of

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Brainstorming a Waste of Time

To grow and innovate, organizations have to come up with creative ideas. At the employee level, creativity results from a combination of expertise, motivation, and thinking skills. At the team level, it results from the synergies between team members, which allows the group to produce something greater than the sum of its parts. The most

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How to Improve Employee Engagement in India

There is a lot of research – most of it from the West, on what keeps employee engagement high. While there is truth to all that research of understanding an employee’s intrinsic motivation – their values, personal vision aspirations etc., but let’s try to understand what is it that keeps people really happy, loyal, committed,

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What Motivates Employees More: Rewards or Punishments?

The 18th-century polymath Jeremy Bentham once wrote, “Pain and pleasure govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think.” Modern neuroscience strongly supports Bentham’s intuition. The brain’s limbic system, which is important for emotion and motivation, projects to the rest of the brain influencing every aspect of our being, from

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What is Employee Advocacy and how to use it for your brand

It is no longer just about good adverts, better promotion techniques, and passive communication with your consumers. The buzzword in the market is Consumer Engagement. The “Engagement Economy” signifies a strong change in the way marketers connect with their customers. The emphasis is on providing a customized and true experience that stems from conviction and

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4 Habits to acquire for Learning New Skills

Every year, around this time, there’s a burst of new sign-ups from workers seeking new skills. Unfortunately, the initial commitment to learning often fizzles out. Those who give up miss out on reported career benefits, such as doing their current job more effectively or finding a new one. Below listed are four crucial habits that can

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Understanding Customer Behavior – for today and tomorrow

Customer behavior is ever changing, but the speed at which it is currently altering has resulted in customer decisions becoming less transparent. Given the current scenario, how does one keep-up with this disruptive trend, re-think the basis of competition, and customize one’s business model to win the battle of growth? What is very evident is

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Find Meaning in Work: Change How You Think

Why is it that some extraordinarily well-paid people, working in pampered settings, feel empty, whereas others while working in the streets, feel fulfilled? Part of the answer is ‘purpose’ and for most people, purpose at work is built not found. Working with a sense of purpose, day-in and day-out, is an act of will that

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How to Help Someone Discover Work That Excites Them

A Deloitte study, conducted in 2014, found that “up to 87% of America’s workforce doesn’t contribute to their full potential”. Though much has been written about a leader’s role in motivating, engaging, & bringing out the best in employees, the study found the reason for this sub-par contribution to be lack of passion for work.

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