I have been ‘addicted’ to Tom Peters Blog for almost two years. I have probably made as many comments on that Blog as anyone.
I believe Tom is the greatest Management Guru and his work has influenced me for over 23 years since I read his first book In Search of Excellence He will continue to inspire me I am sure.
Recently however I feel I have become a bit ‘stale’ and 'dull' with my comments on Tom Peters Blog and I have therefore decided to take an extended break from it. It simply doesn't inspire me as much as it did! I suspect this is just a temporary thing that will pass.
What works best for me is positive feedback and I know I am too sensitive about that. This has been a trait of my personality I have learned to live with for as long as I can remember.
In life it seems to me (generally) that everyone gives more than they take and it is important in my opinion to have positive feedback and encouragment. The absence of positive feedback is a critical part of understanding how people are motivated or not.
I would be really interested to hear your views about how to motivate people.