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Motivation 4.0: A Sustainable Way of Eliciting Change

Let’s face it: Change is hard — for organizations and individuals alike. We have learned a great deal about motivation and human behavior over the last 50 years, yet you wouldn’t know it by looking at how most organizations approach change. Over the past three decades, a wealth of scientific research clearly demonstrates that intrinsic […]

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Benefits of Strengthened Intrinsic Thinking

In a previous blog (Why Intrinsic THINKING Makes All the Difference), I discussed the three dimensions of thinking that guide our choices, how they are measured, and why having the capacity and ability to access Intrinsic thinking is critical to achieving meaningful and sustainable outcomes – especially when we’re working with people. The hierarchy of […]

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Is Your Workplace Culture Dysfunctional?

A few years ago, I spoke with the leaders of an organization about helping them to better support employee wellbeing and leadership development. As any good consultant would, I did my research, which included perusing the organization’s Website. It appeared these leaders really got it – accolades everywhere about how their company was a great […]

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Why Intrinsic THINKING Makes All the Difference

“The world we have made as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far creates problems we cannot solve at the same level of thinking at which we created them.”— Albert Einstein The research clearly demonstrates that engagement and sustainable change require supporting intrinsic or autonomous motivation. However, at the heart […]

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Want a Healthy Organization and Healthy Employees? The Quality of Leadership is Everything

When watching a comic movie about the workplace, we all laugh about how ridiculous and over-the-top bosses can be and how they negatively impact the main characters; it’s good movie-viewing. I’ve actually watched movies like this more than once and laughed just as hard with each viewing. However, in real life what makes bosses so […]

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Forget a “Culture of Health” – Focus on a Thriving Workplace Culture

“Culture” has become another popular buzz word for addressing employee health, safety and engagement. However, most organizations are not addressing culture; they are addressing climate and environment – and they’re going about it in a way that doesn’t make sense.

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Why Having a Thriving Organizational Wellbeing Trumps Everything Else!

Meet Dan Woods. Dan worked at an organization for 10 years. During that time, he became increasingly frustrated with the lack of growth and development opportunities, the other employees’ immature behaviors and apathy, and company leadership’s unresponsiveness.

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Is Your Workplace Culture Dysfunctional?

A few years ago, I spoke with the leaders of an organization about helping them to better support employee wellbeing and leadership development. As any good consultant would, I did my research, which included perusing the organization’s Website.

Continue Reading →