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Want to motivate staff and influence customers? Just ask a Level 40 Blood Elf....

Dr Jason Fox is an expert in motivation strategy and design, and all things gamification. Dr Fox works with companies all over the world,...

At some point in life, you will die. Tim Minchin’s brilliant de-motivational speech [VIDEO]

In a world full of useless folklore and a well-meaning-yet-inherently-flawed conventional wisdom about motivation and life, this presentation is utterly refreshing. Here, Australian musician comedian...

How to give an awesome presentation that no one will ever forget [VIDEO]

How to do you get the attention of a bunch of people who may not be all that interested in what you have to...

What can an entrepreneur learn from this wedding proposal? [VIDEO]

Think about it. You know a lot of people. If they believe in your idea, your passion and drive, then, frankly, there is an...

There’s much more to motivation than fist pumping rah-rah speeches

Dr Jason Fox is a motivation strategy and design expert. What does that mean? Well, it means he believes that if we design work differently,...

Is this the most inspirational video for entrepreneurs ever? [VIDEO]

I'm not going to say much about this video. It will hit a nerve with everyone who watches it. I'm already gearing myself up for the...

The shelf life of thank you

A culture of recognition has to start at the top. ‘Thank you for doing a great job’ acknowledges exceptional staff behaviour and costs nothing to say.

Shape up, bosses, or your talent will ship out (and other workplace tips for...

Many Australian companies don’t even provide regular feedback to their staff, let alone have a formal employee development program. This is a costly mistake. As busy managers give less and less time to developing their people, companies are losing the very employees they need to succeed in the long term.

Entrepreneurship motivates staff. Not carrots or sticks.

The role of entrepreneurship in corporate strategy goes far beyond trying to get innovative products to market or gaining an edge over your competitors. It helps to set the culture of an organisation that affects staff retention, engagement and productivity. So how do we motivate our employees into adopting this new culture?

What my son’s foul-shot taught me about business… and getting in the zone

Picture it: a packed basketball stadium with fans going wild. It’s my son’s basketball grand final. There are four seconds on the clock. His team is down by two points. And he’s just been fouled – meaning he has two free throws. He makes his way to the free-throw line – the enemy of even the most accomplished NBA player. If he nets both shots, the game goes into overtime. If not, his team will lose the game.

What my son's foul-shot taught me about business… and getting in the zone

Picture it: a packed basketball stadium with fans going wild. It’s my son’s basketball grand final. There are four seconds on the clock. His team is down by two points. And he’s just been fouled – meaning he has two free throws. He makes his way to the free-throw line – the enemy of even the most accomplished NBA player. If he nets both shots, the game goes into overtime. If not, his team will lose the game.

The Law of Success: Lesson 9 — Doing more than you are paid for

The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons, Napoleon Hill’s 1,600+ page first draft published prior to Think and Grow Rich, contains a lot of useful information that can help business builders realise their potential. In this series, Joshua Moore covers each of Hill's attributes in a practical way. Today, he discusses the value of doing more than you're paid for.

7 ways to inspire your employees

If someone asked you for a good synonym for inspiration, what would you say? You might answer that stimulation is a good substitute. You might choose influence or encouragement. But, by and large, when people think of inspiration, the word that usually comes to mind is motivation. Terry Barber explores seven ideas to get your staff striving to the best of their abilities.

The Law of Success: Lesson 8 – Self-Control

The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons, Napoleon Hill’s 1,600+ page monstrosity published prior to Think and Grow Rich, contains a lot of useful information that can help you realise your potential. In this series, Joshua Moore covers each of these attributes in a practical way that you can apply to your life and work. Today he discusses the value of self-control.

The Law of Success — Lesson Seven: Enthusiasm

The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons, Napoleon Hill’s 1,600+ page monstrosity published prior to Think and Grow Rich, contains a lot of useful information that can help you realise your potential. In this series, Joshua Moore covers each of these attributes in a practical way that you can apply to your life and work. Today he discusses the value of enthusiasm.

How to get the best out of salespeople

Imagine how well your sales team could do if you knew what they were capable of. Stephanie Christopher, National Director of psychometrics consulting firm SHL, looks at how organisations can get the best out of their sales teams in an uncertain market.

To give up or go on: Is it time to call it quits?

Eight years ago I found myself on the floor in tears. My father had just passed away, my business was failing and my love life sucked. I was at a cross roads in my life and didn’t know which way to turn. As it turned out, there was only one real option.

A goal-setting technique that works

How many of us have set goals or made New Year's resolutions only to find ourselves quickly going back to old habits, reneging on our promises to ourselves or just plain giving up? I know I have! Until I came up with this process that really worked for me.

Nike's 'No excuses' ad will get you moving

This compelling 'No Excuses' Nike promo -- featuring Wheelchair Basketball Player Matt Scott -- is about dodging exercise workouts, but the spirit is just as relevant for business. As Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin's recent series Build a startup in seven days and under $500 reveals, the best way to overcome uncertainty and doubt is to get stuck in. Or, as Nike would say, Just Do It.

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