Inspiring Others: SmartBrief Originals

What drives the president and former CEO of Annie's? What is his value system and that of the company's?

Almost all mentoring initiatives start with a desire to develop and enrich employees, but the precise motivations that drive mentoring are as varied as the programs themselves.

Passion
Passion

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, companies need passionate workers because such people can drive extreme and sustained performance improvement.

Here are five steps to help you persuade people whom you can't order to do something.

Mentors
Mentors

Mentoring should not be improvised, but rather prepared and believed in throughout the company -- and supported by both women and men.

Most executive “teams” are a group of individual senior leaders who meet on a regular basis to battle each other for limited resources.

People need to be inspired, and they will only feel inspired if their leader is positively disposed -- and joyful.

How can we better identify and express our why and motivate those around us to believe in what we believe and perform to their potential? Begin by answering these basic questions: