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Motivate Your Team in 30 Days

Book Description

Boost your team's morale, productivity, and effectiveness in just 30 days

  • Innovative motivation strategies in a practical 30-day format

  • Improve your team's morale and self-confidence

  • Master your own leadership style to boost your team's performance

In Detail

Self-motivation and team motivation are the foundations to success. They build self-esteem and self-confidence and result in an overall better working environment. A motivated and engaged environment and team attracts and retains top performers, resulting in better performance, increased productivity and measureable bottom-line results.

This practical book will guide you through step-by-step instructions that will make you a more effective leader, resulting in a higher performing, results-oriented team that will attract and retain top talent.

This practical guide helps managers discover and understand themselves and human nature in order to become better leaders. In the process you will get a better understanding about internal vs. external motivation, beliefs, attitude, what is and what is not under your control, and how people react towards these factors. 'As you continue through the book you will master self-discovery learning techniques, facilitation skills, and engagement and empowerment strategies. Daily activity plans make this an easy, applicable and measurable way to help you - and your team - get to where you want to be. Through these invaluable exercises you will learn what makes a good leader and pass on your own strengths to your team, empowering them to perform to the best of their ability.

About the Author

Bob Urichuck is a catalyst for constant improvement and a cultivator of human potential. His purpose is to inspire, educate, and empower people and organizations globally to significantly increase their performance capability while constantly improving the quality of their lives and the lives of others with whom they come in contact with. He is a Certified Sales Professional, Certified Master Trainer, and Certified Social Entrepreneur who has adopted a village in Sri Lanka where he was financially responsible for the medical care and education of over 700 children who survived the Tsunami.

He is an internationally renowned professional speaker, trainer and author of Up Your Bottom Line (Creative Bound Inc., 3 October 2003), Velocity Selling (Morgan James Publishing, 1 May 2014), and Disciplined for Life: You Are the Author of Your Future (Creative Bound International Inc.; Revised edition of book Online For Life, 30 October 2008).

For the last 15 years, using Singapore and Dubai as his ongoing hubs for Asia and the Middle East, Bob has worked with Fortune 500 companies and mid-sized businesses in more than 1,000 cities, in over 45 countries, to audiences with as many as 10,000 participants.

Bob has consistently been ranked in the top 10 of the world's top 30 sales gurus since 2008. He has been recognized as a consummate speaker of the year and was recently awarded the Brand Laureate Personality Award for 2013 from the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation, as an international professional speaker, Velocity Selling Specialist, trainer, and author.

Bob is based in Ottawa, Canada and has been married to his wife, Joan, for over 39 years. Together they live in their dream home on the shores of the Gatineau River. Their two sons, Michael and David, are both self-employed. Their granddaughter Mikka, who just turned eight, is the pride of their lives.


Dave Urichuck is an activator who is perpetually improving the quality of his skills and the scope of his knowledge to enhance, inspire, and motivate young and old alike to take control of their lives, and begin to SOAR.

He is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of Because You Can, a non-profit charitable organization that raises funds and builds homes for those in need in Honduras.

Dave is also a landlord and a property owner. He manages a successful business in Green building and eagerly shares his entrepreneurial knowledge and experience. One of Dave's many passions is his involvement with Toastmasters International, with whom he has obtained advanced certifications.

As an International Professional Speaker and author of Sink - Float - Soar, Dave guides people to understand how attitude, motivation, and success work from the inside out. Dave engages people to take ownership, and most importantly, responsibility for their own lives—to better know themselves in order to define their short-, medium-, and long-term desires.

Dave currently resides in Ottawa, Canada with his partner, Julie. He enjoys vigorous outdoor activities and traveling the world. Dave has already visited over 30 countries and spoken to diverse audiences in many of them. He is fluently bilingual in English and French and is eager to develop other language skills.


Table of Contents

  1. Motivate Your Team in 30 Days
    1. Motivate Your Team in 30 Days
    2. Credits
    3. About the Authors
    4. About the Reviewer
    5. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. Who this book is for
      3. Conventions
      4. Reader feedback
      5. Piracy
    6. 1. Week 1 – Motivating Yourself Before Others
      1. Day 1 – understanding motivation
        1. Self-motivation
      2. Day 2 – what are your values, strengths, and weaknesses?
        1. Listing assets and liabilities
      3. Day 3 – personal evaluations
        1. Physical
        2. Family
        3. Financial
        4. Social
        5. Spiritual
        6. Mental
        7. Career
        8. Team leader
      4. Day 4 – beliefs and attitude
      5. Day 5 – dealing with fear and failure
        1. Fear
        2. Failure
      6. Summary
    7. 2. Week 2 – Preparing to Facilitate a Team Effectiveness Meeting
      1. Day 6 – decision making
        1. Decision making processes and consensus
      2. Day 7 – facilitating solutions, the power of asking questions
        1. Taking control of your thoughts
        2. The importance of communication and asking questions
          1. Types of questions and why you should use them
            1. Open-ended questions
            2. Directing questions
            3. Fact-finding and closed-ended questions
          2. Answering questions
            1. Respect, repeat, and reverse
            2. Giving brief answers
            3. Digging deeper
            4. Improving clarity by asking additional questions
            5. Additional tips for questioning
      3. Day 8 – becoming an effective facilitator, coach, mentor, and leader
        1. Maintaining and enhancing the self-esteem of participants
        2. Focusing on a participant's behavior and not on personality
        3. Actively listen and show understanding
        4. Using reinforcement to shape learning
        5. Characteristics of effective teams, and how the facilitator can help
          1. In an effective team
      4. Day 9 – drafting solutions that lead to an owner's mentality
        1. Problem solving
        2. The importance of draft solutions
        3. Developing an owner's mentality
      5. Day 10 – facilitating a team effectiveness exercise
        1. Opening the team effectiveness meeting
        2. Plotting team effectiveness
        3. Clarifying areas of control
      6. Improving attitude
        1. Concluding and moving forward
      7. Summary
    8. 3. Week 3 – Facilitating the Team Effectiveness Day
      1. Day 11 – motivating factors in the workplace
        1. What motivates a team?
          1. Testing your team
        2. Recognition as a motivator
          1. The importance of recognition
          2. Improving self-esteem through self-talk
          3. Recognizing and praising others to increase motivation
        3. Creating an inclusive environment
        4. Tackling personal problems
        5. Combining the factors
      2. Day 12 – the importance of C.H.A.N.G.E.
      3. Day 13 – facilitating the team effectiveness day
      4. Day 14 – sharing what was learned on the team effectiveness day
      5. Day 15 – giving and receiving feedback
      6. Summary
    9. 4. Week 4 – What Do You and Your Team Want?
      1. Day 16 – knowing yourself
      2. Day 17 – what do you want out of life?
        1. Making a dream list
          1. Listing potential dreams
      3. Day 18 – facilitating a half-day team meeting
      4. Day 19 – summarizing and distributing feedback
      5. Day 20 – performance reviews; how to do them differently
        1. Performing the review
      6. Summary
    10. 5. Week 5 – Turning Those Desires into Achievable Goals
      1. Day 21 – grouping, categorizing, and prioritizing your list of dreams
      2. Day 22 – are you willing to pay the price?
      3. Day 23 – facilitating a half-day meeting
        1. Flow/instructions
      4. Day 24 – creating and completing a goal log
      5. Goal setting
        1. State the goal
        2. Date for completion
        3. Outcomes
        4. Possible obstacles
        5. Contingency plan
        6. Skills and behaviors required
        7. People, groups, or resources required
        8. Action plan
        9. Methods of monitoring and measuring progress
        10. The reward – what's in it for me?
        11. Commitment
        12. The goal logbook
      6. Day 25 – commitment
      7. Summary
    11. 6. Week 6 – Turning Goals into Reality
      1. Day 26 – conducting performance reviews
        1. Preparation
        2. Performance review
          1. Warm up
          2. Set ground rules
          3. Your life
            1. My performance
            2. Summarize and conclude
      2. Day 27 – leading by demonstrating action
      3. Day 28 – facilitating a half-day team meeting
        1. Checklist
        2. Flow/instructions
      4. Day 29 – monitoring and measure your progress
        1. Soar chart
        2. Monthly Monitor Chart
      5. Day 30 – being thankful and demonstrating it
      6. Summary