Inspiring Motivation

“Anyone who believes that the competitive spirit in America is dead,” notes Ann Landers in one of her columns, “has never been in a supermarket when a cashier opens another checkout line.” Yes, people are competitive by nature, but too often we put away that competitive spirit when we enter our organization’s front door. We become part of the pack. We’re afraid to stand out as individuals. We don’t want to be enthusiastic about our job because other employees will think that we’re strange. But enthusiasm makes the ordinary person extraordinary. As individuals, we all have the same needs that must be fulfilled if we’re going to excel at our jobs. These include: Continue reading

Inspiring Motivation

“Anyone who believes that the competitive spirit in America is dead,” notes Ann Landers in one of her columns, “has never been in a supermarket when a cashier opens another checkout line.” Yes, people are competitive by nature, but too often we put away that competitive spirit when we enter our organization’s front door. We become part of the pack. We’re afraid to stand out as individuals. We don’t want to be enthusiastic about our job because other employees will think that we’re strange. But enthusiasm makes the ordinary person extraordinary. As individuals, we all have the same needs that must be fulfilled if we’re going to excel at our jobs. These include: Continue reading