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Category/Topic: Motivation


By Tom Davidson

Training is great. Don’t get me wrong. I make a good living as a leadership trainer. But entirely too much training is thrown at fixing performance challenges when the root cause of the problem lies elsewhere. This wastes their time, your money and opportunity cost for everyone of taking better action. Much like teaching a […]

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By Tom Davidson

How to lead volunteers and others because they don’t have to be there and they don’t plan to stay. Partially retired and looking for meaningful volunteer work, my wife called a local animal shelter to offer her services, but what happened next is a lesson for anyone who cares about, depends upon, and leads volunteers. […]

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By Tom Davidson

On a recent trip to southern Utah, I visited several of the magnificent parks that dot the landscape there, including Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Canyonlands National Parks. Because of my combined interest in ecology and leadership, I took time to hunt for a particular species of moss in Canyonlands that survives in some of […]

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By Tom Davidson

If there is a Holy Grail of leadership, it’s motivation. What is it? How is it achieved? What are the secrets to its success? Motivation is one of the rungs on the ladder of effort. On the low end is obfuscation, and on the high end is inspiration. Your challenge as a new manager, experienced […]

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