10 Basic Facts About Motivation No one can motivate someone else. All motivation is intrinsic (belonging to their essential nature) within each person. We are each motivated to behave in ways we believe will adequately satisfy our desires for 16 common human needs. How we meet our most intensely desired needs becomes our habits and […]
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How many times have you tried to offer helpful advice by saying, “If I were you…”? We think our amazing empathetic powers allow us to have clarity of insight and understanding of others’ complex and complicated lives. We can obviously see what someone else should do in a situation or solve someone’s problem. If you […]
Even my most idealistic executive coaching clients can become frustrated and angry at other people they interact with. As they passionately vent their feelings to me, I quickly hear the voice of their values, cluing me into their underlying values-system, values judgments, and expectations. Three red flag words mark a values judgment: SHOULD, OUGHT, and […]