Confidence Boost

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“Don’t underestimate the positive impact you can have on someone’s life when you help boost their confidence.” – Richard Elmes

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How to Magically Connect with Anyone

Magician Brian Miller fantastically how to Connect with Anyone

“Life is about connecting. Connecting is about taking on other points of view. You see our world is a shared experience, fractured by individual perspectives. Imagine if we could all feel understood.” – Brian Miller, Magician

 

Motivational Quote: Continuous Improvement

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“Be better than you were Yesterday, but not as good as you will be Tomorrow.” – Richard Elmes

How to get employees to care about your company

This excellent post was written by Karin Hurt, CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders

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Great commercials, strong PR, a brilliant social media strategy all warrant effort when building your company’s reputation. But there’s no better PR than an army of loyal employees living and breathing your brand. You know the type–folks with enthusiasm bursting from their veins–talking up your products and services with their friends at every bar, baptism and bat mitzvah they attend.

“No, I’m telling you this works, I’ve seen it from the inside! This product has changed my life! Let me show you.”

Or  “I’m so sorry you had that experience, it’s not usually like that.”

Yes. Define your image. Yes, yes, advertise it. But don’t overlook the power of your employees to tell your story.

7 Way To Turn Your Employees into Advocates

Your best employees want to be part of the inner circle. If you want them to act like owners, treat them that way. Here’s how.

1. Acknowledge Reality

Don’t blow smoke. They know the truth better than anyone and how it’s been received. Don’t sugarcoat the issues. Share your concerns and get them involved to fix them.

2. Listen to What They Hear

Don’t discount their feedback as “noise” really listen to what they’re hearing from customers. Nothing is more disconcerting that watching employees share relentless feedback in focus groups and having execs finally pay attention when the consultant comes in and says the same thing.

3. Give Them Context

Share the bigger picture and dynamics of the parameters you’re up against. Creativity comes best when the constraints are clear.

4. Treat Them with Deep Respect

“PR or HR or Staff or the VP knows best” never really plays well at the front line. Respect their perspective, and they’ll respect yours.

To read the final 3 ways to turn your employees into advocates click here.

And I will add an eighth way:

8. Show them how they personally win

Employees make decisions based on how they win in any given situation. By showing them how the companies success can help them achieve their own personal goals, you make it an easy decision to care about the companies success. When the company wins, they win.

Motivatonal Quote: Confidence

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“When facing a difficult task, act as if you cannot fail. When going after Moby Dick, take along the Tarter Sauce.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Motivational Quote: Keep Growing

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Be better than you were yesterday, but not as good as you will be tomorrow.”

-Richard Elmes

Motivational Quote: The Value of Challenge

“Challenge is one of the greatest human motivators.” -Jim Harris, Speaker/Author http://www.jimharris.com/