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100 Ways to Motivate Others by Chandler Steve

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48. Coach Your People to Complete

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.

—William James

If your people become more and more burned out and fatigued, it’s up to you to help them redirect a course of action that leads them to the completion of previous projects.

Once we went to hear Cheryl Richardson give a presentation to “Coach U” in Phoenix, and it was the first time we went to one of their meetings. We didn’t know her or anything about Coach U. But we settled in for the talk.

Richardson stood up and said to all of us, “Can you come up with a list of the top 10 things that are incomplete, that need to get done in your life? Can you come up with that list?”

Of course, everyone could. So we did. And then she ...

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