Here’s a question for you: What percentage of your employees feel inspired to give their best effort at work?

I’m not asking if your employees do a decent job, or if they work well together, or even if they seem reasonably satisfied at work. No doubt you’ve got a nice group of people who do good work, get along with you and one another, and are generally well intentioned.

What I am asking is whether or not your employees are really inspired to give their best efforts at work. Not decent or satisfactory efforts, but their very best efforts. If you don’t know the answer, it’s time to find out.

I’ve asked lots of folks this question, and the answers I get are always a bit shocking. The company I founded, Leadership IQ, is both a leadership ...

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