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How to Motivate Your People

How can leaders motivate their people? Is it up to leaders to motivate their team members by being cheerleaders? Or should leaders take a different approach through leading by example? John Baldoni talks about the secret to motivation in his video blog. Watch the... read more

Live with Passion: Interview with Moustafa Hamwi Part 1

Moustafa Hamwi asks Marshall Goldsmith about passion and energy. How can he have so much energy after a long plane ride? What mantra does he chant at the beginning of each day? Marshall says that for leaders, “It’s showtime!” Watch the video... read more

Three Box Approach to Innovating Relationships

By Vijay Govindarajan and Hylke Faber “Every day I have to get up and earn the trust of the people as leader, and that means I do whatever I need to do to make that happen.” – Robert Tarkoff, CEO of Lithium   Three Box Leaders don’t only innovate ideas, they also... read more

Preventing or Avoiding Problems Before they Happen

If your employee has a small problem, you may feel like overlooking it or not talking to your employee about it. Avoiding confrontation now will only lead to bigger problems later. As a manager, you should be working on continual improvement with your employees. By... read more

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As authors, their books are available in more than 20 languages and include Gravy Training, Generation Entrepreneur, What We Mean When We Talk About Leadership and the six-book Thinkers50 McGraw Hill book series. They also edited The Financial Times Handbook of Management.

They founded the communications company Suntop Media in 1999. They work as advisers, speakers and coaches to individuals and organizations intent on maximising the impact of their ideas. Stuart and Des’s work in business thought leadership led Management Today to describe them as “market makers par excellence”.

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