Travis MacDonald

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5 Ways to Make Your Workplace Fun

Joyful workplaces are buzzing with people bursting with energy, vitality and enthusiasm! They love what they do and feel they are important at work – …

Rewire Your Brain and Become a Better Leader

The latest neuroscience research explains exactly how to inspire people to follow where you lead.<p>Almost all theories of leadership boil down to a single question: "How can I get people to willingly follow me?" The question is almost always answered: "Use this combination of carrots and sticks."<p>But …

12 Habits of Extraordinarily Motivated People

Highly successful people are extremely motivated to succeed. Learn their secrets and put them to work for you.<p>Extraordinarily motivated people are driven to go above and beyond; they are trusted by others, focused and have great confidence in their own abilities. They dream of endless …

The Power of Recognition

Simple Ways to Make a Huge Impact<p>I don't know of many things as simple as employee recognition that have as big of an impact on profitability. Thanks to a wise mentor, I often think in terms of what can be done to make the biggest impact, what is the fastest to implement and what is the easiest to …

Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback

There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there on giving corrective feedback. If you really need to criticize someone’s work, how should you do it? I dug into our archives for our best, research- and experience-based advice on what to do, and what to avoid.<p>Never, ever, ever feed someone a …

Great Leaders Think Simply

Those of us who are privileged to be leaders understand how difficult it is to lead people.<p>Not assets, not resources. People.<p>Early in my career, I spent a lot of time thinking about what it meant to be a leader. I talked to more seasoned leaders, I read books on management theory, and – most …

9 Powerful Ways Great Leaders Show Real Authenticity

People respond to leaders who are authentic and genuine. Be authentic and genuine every day of the week.<p>Wouldn't it be wonderful to live a truly authentic life? To have the respect of your family and co-workers, to be well liked, to be trusted by all, to make your workplace and home a better place …

75 Inspiring Motivational Quotes on Leadership

Sometimes all the inspiration you need to guide your team successfully can be found in a few simple words of wisdom.<p>Leadership is lonely. No matter how big your team, sometimes it's just you--which means you sometimes need to look inside yourself for motivation and inspiration.<p>Or you can find …

Six Characteristics That Make a Highly Effective Team

Great teams don't just <i>happen.</i> Those teams that fit together like puzzle pieces are the result of hard work and thoughtful leadership. But what …

Why Leadership Is Like A Three-Legged Stool

Leaders are made, not born.<p>Researchers at the University of Illinois sought to understand the science of leadership, and what they came up with is a metaphor involving a stool.<p>Past research in this field generally breaks leadership down to 30% genetics (certain traits, such as height, inherently …

Peer Coaching as a Tool for Culture Change

How does an incoming CEO make systemic changes in an established company when its employees have become demoralized or fearful? I’m thinking of a …

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