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100 Ways to Motivate Others by Chandler Steve

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81. Create a Vision

The reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.

—Robert J. McKain, management consultant

Without creating a vision for my team, my team will live according to its problems. Without goals (the subsets of vision), my team will just fight fires, work through emotional upsets, and worry about the dysfunctional behavior of other people. I, as their leader, will have attracted a problem-based existence.Soon, I will only end up doing what I feel like doing, which will sell me short and draw on the smallest of my brain’s resources. But when we begin to create, we use more of the brain. We rise up to our highest functioning as humans. So it’s my primary job as a motivator to create ...

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