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Measuring Motivation

Submitted by Rick Baker – Spirited Leaders Motivation def’n: the force that influences people to act Measuring motivation: an ‘ability of consciousness’ that differentiates human beings from other animals You’re human – so, naturally, you measure other people’s motivations. You observe people. And, automatically, you measure their motivations. If you are skilled at measuring motivation then […]

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Driving Business Value

Submitted by Rick Baker – Spirited Leaders A business owner drives business value by understanding self and understanding others, exercising self-control and influencing others to do the same, focusing on talents and strengths, planning the work and working the plan, making errors and learning from those errors, achieving small successes and converting them into larger […]

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Only when you know who you are can you influence others

Submitted by Rick Baker – Spirited Leaders If you lack self-knowledge then you will never be a great leader. In fact, if you lack self-knowledge then you will struggle to have any level of sustained success in business. Perhaps, you will get lucky and experience short-lived wins. If you do then don’t confuse that with […]

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Accountability – Match Tasks to Influence [and Strengths]

Submitted by Rick Baker – Spirited Leaders People cannot be fully accountable. Full accountability is an unrealistic expectation. That’s setting the bar too high. There are many reasons why people cannot be fully accountable: they do not have 100% control over themselves; willpower has its good days and its bad days; they cannot exert perfect […]

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When should I delegate work to other people?

Submitted by Rick Baker – Spirited Leaders When you reach a point in your business where you are juggling too many balls and you begin to drop them. When you want to free yourself of work in areas that do not align with your strengths or which you do not enjoy. When you want to […]

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