Motivate Like a CEO

January 26, 2009  

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 Unfortunately, too many leaders use outdated approaches that only temporarily increase motivation, but with long-term ill effects.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.

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