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Certain factors exist in organizations that determine the level of motivation a workforce has. The good news for managers is that they can influence these in a positive way. This usually begins and ends with the style of leadership.

Culture

The first question that needs a definite answer is: “Is your organization a great place to work in?” The answer will depend on the management and the way people treat each other within all levels of a company.change speaker

If managers treat their subordinates disrespectfully, they will also do the same for those below them. This will create a cycle of disrespect across the organization, which will hurt morale and performance. It may also cause talented employees to leave for a competitor.

Culture is important for the survival and growth of any organization. Set core values and adhere to them to attract talent and increase the possibility of retaining them for a long time.

Leadership Style

The managers you place in various departments determine how your workforce will feel about your organization and how motivated they will be to perform. The leaders will influence the psychological climate of your office, which will either have a positive or negative impact.

The ideal management style depends on the objectives of your company, the workforce, and certain external factors. For some organizations, there is a clear-cut authoritative voice that dictates the actions and direction of a company. For others, a collaborative management that values the skills and knowledge of its workforce works better.

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Nature of Work

Some types of jobs are inherently motivational, requiring the workforce to stimulate their creative juices and maintain high energy levels. But, many aspects of certain jobs require standardization and routines to do the tasks efficiently and cost-effectively. Managers must find ways to make things more structured to match the nature of the employee they hire.

The leaders you assign in different areas of your business may mean the difference between keeping talent or pushing them to leave for your competitors.

Brad Montgomery Motivational Speaker

Brad Montgomery accepts motivational speaking engagements for companies that want to build a strong organization with highly motivated employees. Brad customizes the message he delivers based on your industry, setting and current events. He integrates life lessons and examples that act as guides for attendees, remind them that their work is meaningful.

Contact Brad to learn more about him and the services he offers.

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When it comes to leadership and motivation, nothing beats the enthusiasm, creativity and passion that comes with youth. Today’s generation, however, differs from previous ones in that they are more critical, but also more driven. They look at things differently, and the gap is apparent. The millennial generation has grown and now represents a large part of our workforce. How do we get them to work with us, and work well?

Collaborative Discussion

As executives and department heads, it is important to acknowledge the impact that millennials have on organizations. Make use of their talents and passions best by leading collaborative discussions that aim to foster innovative thinking. Display transparency when it comes to communication to keep the millennials invested in the company’s goals and objectives.

Appreciation of Diversity

In getting this generation to assume leadership roles and show more motivation, it’s important to not let generational stereotyping get in the way. Understand and look at the expectations and skill sets of each employee. Embrace generational differences and the different ways in which they get tasks done. By fostering intergenerational collaboration, company outcomes will improve.!Montgomery.photo for event materials1

Motivation

Baby Boomers are beginning to retire or scale back, meaning their previous leadership roles will need to be filled. The new generation will want to step in to fill the gap, but the challenge is in ensuring that the intention, passions, and skills are aligned with the previous generation in the right ways. It starts with the right motivation. The baby boomer generation has to motivate and align the new generation around the values and the goals established by the previous. Only then will the transition be seamless.

Brad Montgomery is a brand to trust when it comes to pushing for change in your workplace and inspiring millennial employees to bring out their best. Through his passion in motivation, you can escort your team out of mediocrity and into motivated dynamics that will surely lead to bigger and better company outcomes. Get in touch now with a keynote speaker that can bring about change.

Surprising Lesson From Trump

Drop your phones, keyboards, whatever you use to send nasty-grams.  I AM NOT WRITING A POLITICAL ARTICLE HERE.  I am not endorsing Trump.  I am not not endorsing Trump.

Does Brad Really Know Trump?

Does Brad Really Know Trump?

Today we are talking about leadership — not politics.  (I do have some ideas about Trump too…but you’ll have to ask.)

One of the most interesting things about the Trump campaign is that many of his supporters are willing to overlook (and even deny) his more controversial statements.  They are focused on the man, the personality, the outsider status, the general direction he wants to go; they are not super interested in the details of his message.

Many Trump supporters believe that Trump doesn’t really mean much of the really nasty things he says. When asked if about Trump’s ideas about Muslims, Mexican Walls and women, they say things like, “He doesn’t really mean that.”  And furthermore, they don’t agree with those opinions.  In spite of the fact that Trump has well-documented and REALLY controversial opinions, a large number of his supporters neither agree with the Trump’s ideas nor accept that Trump himself believes them.   Get it?  That’s big news.  They support Trump even though they don’t support his ideas.

Trump supporters say yes he is brash, yes he is loud and yes he is unafraid to say what he thinks, AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT HIM.  He wants to make America Great Again, they say.  That’s what we like.  They like him and his BIG ideas;  the specifics of his plan aren’t important.

Your team needs to understand, and, more importantly, FEEL what that purpose is and feel like they are an important part of a team who will fulfill that purpose.  

What does this have to do with leadership, you ask?  Excellent question.  The Trump story has a lot to do with leadership, because it proves an old adage:  People follow people who have a plan.  Okay, maybe that’s not an old adage, but what I mean is that effective leaders, leaders who can actually persuade people to follow have a vision and they communicate clearly what that vision is.  Make America Great Again.  Short, simple, to the point.  Trump supporters like it and that’s enough.  They’ll shake out the nitty gritty later.

Our take away?   Sometimes as leaders we just need a really simple and clear vision & set of values, and that our ideas might be less important than our image.    And second, we need to make sure our teams really understand this vision.

Your team needs to understand, and, more importantly, FEEL what that puLeadershiprpose is and feel like they are an important part of a team who will fulfill that purpose.  They need buy-in.  Your team needs to believe that together they are going somewhere they believe in.  Do they care exactly how they get to that somewhere?  Not really, if you look at the Donald Trump phenomena.  Do they want their leader to have bold ideas communicated in a bold, unapologetic manner?  Yes, that’s what they want.  Your followers will fill in the details later.  As long as they have an understanding and belief in the purpose, the rest is white noise which they can interpret to fit their own world view.

So your job as a leader is to identify your core values, communicate those core values unapologetically and without fear, and make your team feel like they are an important part of the push forward.  Channel your inner Donald Trump.  Find what you believe in.  Share what you believe in.  Live what you believe in.

I’m Brad Montgomery, and if you’re looking for a leadership expert and someone to remind your group of their boundless potential and capacity for success, give me a call.  Together we can get your team to where they want to be.  Brad Montgomery.  Speaking to the People Side of Business.

PS.  Don’t get me wrong. In the end, our ideas do matter. The details DO matter.  And Trump is going to have to prove that he not only has a plan for the details, and that it is a good plan.  But for now, apparently, the Idea of Trump is more important than any of his ideas.  

 


Brad Montgomery is a business speaker who speaks across the country and around the world.  (He’s also a motivational speaker…which is a word he hates.  When we chat we’ll explain.)  to discuss how to bring Brad to fire up your meeting or event.  303.691.0726

Brad recently spoke with the leadership team of a large hospital in Tyler, Texas.   Mary Mother of Francis Hospital asked Brad to make them laugh— but more importantly — teach a seminar about how levity, lightheartedness and even humor can have a positive impact on health care and on leadership.

Check out this testimonial video from Brad’s meeting planner:

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Brad Montgomery
Health Care Speaker, Funny Guy, Fan of Tyler Texas

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Brad spoke recently to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.  See the video of Brad as a Hospice Health care speaker here.
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