Empowers Your Mindset and Motivation
To Win

      October 2008

"As a leader instead of criticizing your people challenge them to think for a better solution." - Raj Gavurla

No one really likes criticism from their leader. If your people aren't doing well, isn't that a reflection on you as a leader. Instead of being quick to degrade the person in your mindset put in a easy process to challenge them to think for a better solution. I think you, they, and your organization will be surprised by the results. Your influence will be greater and appreciated because you made them a more valuable employee by increasing their skillset.

The following are comments I've heard leaders make to their people. In my opinion, the comments take people out of the right mindset and are demotivators.

1. At a company convention the CEO told the audience (all employees) recent employees, you, are not in our plans.
2. Do you want to be here? (in a one on one meeting)
3. I'm going to fire you. (said by your "boss" outside your cube)
4. You don't like us. (to an employee who has been there for 3 months)
5. You're too good for us.
6. You f - - - - d up!
7. You're in trouble. (without telling why, giving help, assistance, and support to get your employee out of trouble)

Be the leader you are meant to be to put you and your employees in the right mindset and keep them motivated to work for you and your organization. Why give them a difficult time when you and they can have more success doing otherwise?

Please forward to who this may interest. Always better to experience at a live event because other people attend, more value is transferred, and it's a more empowering experience. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

Be A Hero!


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