Compensation Is A Right

Compensation Is A Right, But Praise Is A Gift. I’m amazed, but perhaps I shouldn’t be. I’ve been speaking around the world for about 20 years, and I still hear the same complaint I heard  back in the 80’s. Employees complain they can do a hundred things right and not hear a thing about it. They do one thing wrong, and someone’s right …

To The Degree You Give Others

To The Degree You Give Others What They Need, They Will Give You What You Need. Comedian Rodney Dangerfield always said he “got no respect.” In fact, it was so bad that his wife wouldn’t let him be in their wedding photographs. Now that’s bad. But it’s nothing new. About a hundred years ago, one of the founding fathers of psychology, Dr. …

Motivation Is Not Enough

Motivation Is Not Enough. If You Motivate An Idiot, All You Have Is A Motivated Idiot. For years, people have called me a “motivational speaker. ” On the one hand, I’m delighted that people get fired up at my programs, but on the other hand, I’m always a little cautious about that title. After all, my specialty is peak performance, and I know there’s …

If You Dare To Teach, You Never Cease To Learn

If You Dare To Teach, You Must Never Cease To Learn. If you dare to teach, you must never cease to learn. You may have a leadership title at work, or you may be called on to exert some leadership in your home. But somewhere or other, you serve as a leader. That means you’re also a teacher. You’re teaching people …