Advances in technology are helping businesses get the job done faster and easier. The pace is so fast that not every employee can follow, though. As your business needs to transition to new technologies now, it’s best to prepare everybody for what’s coming.

Change is constant, even in the workplace. If you have employees who beg to differ, however, then you shouldn’t force them. Let them know how important this is for your operations by doing the following:

Influence Them with a Motivational Speaker

As one of the leaders in your business, you can ask for help to double your convincing powers. An effective motivational speaker doesn’t only inspire and motivate their audience. They need to have the natural skills to bring passion and positivity to your employees, so you can help improve job satisfaction. In addition, they understand the type of audience they’re talking with. They use a language that’s easy to understand, while including humor to make their speeches interesting.Happiness at work

Let Them Attend Trainings According to Needs

The workforce – not the new technologies – is the most important asset of your business. It’s best to let them understand that their cooperation is necessary to keep the operations going. Forcing them to a decision isn’t advisable because there’s a possibility that they might not give their 100% to the job.

A person’s familiarity with technology differs. Find out why your employees can’t or don’t want to adapt to the new technology. Don’t let them say no without trying, though. Let them attend preview sessions and trainings, so they’ll have an idea about the work they’ll soon perform.

At Brad Montgomery, we understand how you want your employees to advance further. Contact us for more information about our corporate leadership, marketing, motivational, and productivity presentations. We don’t only reach to your employees, we find ways to keep them driven at work.

Imagine this; Paula is a talented employee, but she has little patience for others in the organization. Whenever someone makes a mistake that affects her work, she immediately gets intensely frustrated, and fires accusations – which border on insulting – at the offending party. On the other hand, she rarely ever admits her own shortcomings, or acknowledges the contributions of others.

She is always intensely negative and has a habit of “keeping score”; why should she help out a different group when they haven’t done anything in return? She might even go as far as to badmouth the other departments to her own people, widening the rift and creating more unnecessary enmity within the company. Talk about not being a team player.motivational speaker

This attitude has started to demoralize everyone that comes into regular contact with her, and more people are coming to you to complain about it. Is it time to let her go, despite her valuable skill set? While most managers would agree, you might want to hold off on that decision for a while longer.

Dealing with Frustrated and Negative Employees

Paula might be a fictional person, but I’ve met plenty of managers who talked to me about similar problem employees. Dealing with a person who has an uncooperative and belligerent attitude is always difficult, since they don’t really think that they are doing anything wrong. Sure, they might admit that they are a bit “blunt”, but they believe that they are simply saying what needs to be said.

You have to keep in mind that these people are not always intentionally malicious. They might simply struggle to find common ground with people from other teams or departments, and feel like they are carrying an unfairly large burden on their own. A common sentiment among the chronically angry is that they think that they are the only ones who care about getting things done right and on time.

This is not an excuse for their poor behavior, but seeing things from their perspective may help you get through to them. Sit them down for a one-on-one meeting, and ask what’s really bugging them. Talk about their biggest frustrations, and what they wish would change. Before tackling their problematic behavior, making them feel like you are hearing them out first can go a long way.

Sometimes, letting people go really is the only option, but you would be surprised at how much good the right words can do. Do you need further help in making your staff happier and more motivated? Give me a call, and I would gladly help.

Motivational speakers make a living out of encouraging people to do the things they have always wanted to do to become successful. Even with all the confidence and energy in the world, motivational speakers are still human and need a pick-me-up once in a while. What do motivational speakers do when they need motivation?

One of the most important keys to becoming successful is to keep a reminder of your goals. People often lose the will to pursue their dreams when they forget what they are working for in the first place. The ones who give up on their goals do not really lose the passion they once had; they are just not looking in the right direction.Distech.whatMakesHappy

Better than Cat Posters

Goal reminders can come in different forms; it depends on what speaks to the person the most. Some try a motivation board, where people cut out pictures representing their goals and stick it on an attention grabbing section of a wall. These boards are different from generic posters, because there are specific items there that people can latch onto.

The Happy Bucket List

A similar technique is the motivation list. This strategy is a bit more specific, as it needs to outline observable results before anything can get crossed off the list. The list works best for people who like itemizing their priorities and accomplishing tasks one at a time.

A person needs to include how they plan to achieve that goal with sub-points; the more specific the better.

Motivate Yourself, Literally

One tactic that is growing in popularity because of its powerful effect is the video reminder. People record themselves before they begin their foray into the world, stating the reasons they want to do what they want to do, and then keep it safe. Every time they feel discouraged, they can look at the video and feel the optimism they once had surge through them again.

There are many ways for people to motivate themselves and keep doing what they’re doing; they just need a little re-focusing. That is not an easy task to do alone, however, so contact us today if you want to know more about how you can recapture the passion that helped you get this far.

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.


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.



[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]First of all, this is not about me telling you how great I am, although I’d love to do that.  (Who doesn’t?)  That’s pompous and self-aggrandizing, and not what I’m after here —though you’ll have to hang on to the end of the article to believe me.   So if I seem braggy here, I don’t mean to; just hang on to the end and you’ll see.  You’ll get a nice surprise.  Like ice cream.  Or maybe something less cold.

The subject of today’s lesson:  Motivator, Motivate Thyself.  (Have your ever heard that expression, “Doctor, heal thyself?”  This is like that.)  Or I could also call it, What I Learn From My Audience.  Two great titles; one great blog post.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I was in San Diego recently, giving what, in all modesty, was a kick-ass motivational speech (some days go just better than others–great audience, great room, enough beauty sleep), and afterwards this very nice gentleman from the audience came up to talk to me.  After my business presentations or motivational speeches, frequently people want to connect …and I love it.  I love to hear what they heard.  I love to know what resonated… It often surprises me.

But I digress.  Anyway, this man came up to me and started thanking me and telling me how awesome it was to business speaker Bradhave someone reminding him to stay upbeat, to look for life’s positives instead of the negatives, to get out there and really enjoy what life and living has to offer.  He went on and on;  I’m telling you he positively gushed.  He said I was a great reminder of positivity.  That my stories about staying upbeat generally and especially at work were valuable.  But most of all, he said, he thought I was a great example myself of positivity. Me.  I know.  I thanked him profusely, was very appreciative, very humble, and underneath I was thinking, What a fraud I am!

Because, the truth is, I don’t always see the positives in my life.  I think I’m a bit more positive than the average person..ok, I might even be quite a bit more positive.  But that doesn’t mean I’m always able to stay upbeat.   And lately I’ve struggled being positive with my kids.

So, this man, whose only thought was to compliment me and tell me how great it was that I had reminded him to focus on life’s positives, actually became the motivator.  He reminded me that we all need reminders.  He was, after all, my reminder.  So that minute I resolved to be a better father, a better friend, a better leader.

What’s my point?  Staying positive is important.  It’s valuable. And it’s difficult.  REALLY difficult.  Therefore we ALL need constant reminders of the how-to’s, the importance, and the necessity of staying positive.

What’s that mean?  It means this:  what are YOU doing to stay positive.  I can tell you what I’m doing:

• Listening to motivational speakers.  (I’m gonna listen to my own recording… No..that’s just wrong.)

• Listen to upbeat comedians.

• Read positive books.  Watch positive TV.

So, this week, thanks to my generous audience member, I’m focusing on motivating myself:  finding the positive, acknowledging the good, being grateful for this wonderful life I have.  In other words, motivating myself.

If you need a motivational speaker who speaks to the people side of business, call me, Brad Montgomery.  I’ll be busy motivating myself — it’s a constant struggle.  (It is for ALL of us.)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Brad Montgomery is a business and motivational speaker who speaks to leaders, sales teams, and organizations of all types hoping to get the most out of their people.  He helps them to restart their passion, their purpose, and their desire to be their best.  Want more from your team?  Contact us for more info about bringing Brad in to your meeting or conference.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


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