Posts tagged with ‘motivation’

  • Become a Better Manager: 20 Leadership Examples to Inspire Your Team

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    “Leading by example” is no trite phrase. People are inspired by positive examples. The average American cannot name their...

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  • Stock Options

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-DaveW-Stock-Options-episode-70.mp3Stock options can be a powerful tool to hang onto your best and brightest employees, but it also means...

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  • Rusty Golden Handcuffs

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    The history of American slavery notes that some slaves reluctantly accepted their shackles, knowing that their harsh life at...

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  • Millennial Compensation – is isn’t all about the Benjamin’s

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-34-Millennial-Compensation-is-isnt-all-about-the-Benjamins.mp3The pool of workers is a constantly changing mix of people with differing values and perspectives. The millennial generation...

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  • Making Every Day Your Best Day at Work

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    The spouse of one of our employees contacted me regarding his wife, taking time from his work day to...

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  • Episode 28: Friday Talks and Employee Motivation

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-28-Friday-Talks-and-Employee-Motivation.mp3Looking for employee inspiration, education and motivation? In this week’s podcast, Ray Zinn talks about the “Friday Talk” technique...

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  • Episode 21: Momentum: How to keep employees engaged

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-21-Momentum-how-to-keep-employees-engaged.mp3Life and work are marathons, not sprints – regardless of what too many startups believe. But few employees are...

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  • Episode 7: Holistic vision vs money motives

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Tough-Things-First-Podcast-Episode-7-Holistic-vision-vs-money-motives.mp3Money is not the motive we have for lifting weights and jogging on treadmills at the gymnasiums. But it...

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  • Passion and stress: Firing up the team without burning them out

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    Passion is a good thing. During the 37 years at the helm of Micrel, we fired up our employees...

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  • Momentum: how to keep employees engaged and energetic for the entire year

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    Keeping people engaged and energetic for the entire year, or an entire decade, is like auto maintenance. The dials,...

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