The ability to motivate your employees is one of your most important leadership skills. Unfortunately, too many leaders use outdated approaches that only temporarily increase motivation, but with long-term ill effects.
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I almost never promote the books of others. However, Motivate Like a CEO, by Suzanne Bates is special.
I know Suzanne personally and she is someone who walks the talk. We work together on a board of directors, and she is one of the most thoughtful and thought provoking people I know.
More importantly, I love her motivation philosophy. Suzanne asked me to read an early version of the manuscript and provide an endorsement. After reading the book, I was more than happy to do so. Here’s what I wrote:
Suzanne Bates does for business what Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning (my all-time favorite book) did for psychology. Just as Frankl showed that people thrive when their lives have meaning, Suzanne demonstrates that companies thrive when they are designed around a shared purpose.
Today only, if you purchase the book, Suzanne will give you access to a number of “bonus gifts.”
Visit her site for more details. I know you will enjoy this book. I did.
P.S. This is my 400th blog entry.
P.P.S. Happy New Year to all of my friends in Asia…and around the world.