Inspiring Others: SmartBrief Originals
What motivates you?
What motivates you?

We know about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. But those aren't the only options for inspiring employees.

Lead and command
Lead and command

This leader thought the job of a leader was to be directive -- i.e. to tell staff what to do. Here's how he recognized his mistake.

Peel away your mask, especially if you want to make your mark in the corporate world, where everyone is expected to wear a facade of some kind.

What motivated employees 20 or 30 years ago doesn’t inspire today’s millennial workers. Attracting and retaining talented employees requires creativity, experimentation with benefits and work structure, and more.

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.