Bob Nelson on Sparking Motivation and Initiative in Your Team and Yourself

    Jan 24, 2019

    After years of downsizing, outsourcing and corporate greed gone wild, today’s workers believe that their company no longer values them. These vulnerable and resentful feelings affect as many as two-thirds of U.S. workers, who are either actively looking for new jobs or going through the motions at their current jobs. Fueled by bad management practices, this “psychological recession” can take a toll on your organization’s bottom line. So what can we do about this problem? Drawing on what works for exceptional and profitable companies, Dr. Judith Bardwick has developed original ideas and specific strategies to regain the trust, commitment and engagement of your employees at every level. She has compiled her insights into a new book, One Foot Out the Door (AMACOM). In this book she reveals how you can increase commitment, get more from your people, magnify your bottom line, and replace the broken spirit at the heart of your company with engagement, the passionate sense of, "I’m in! Let’s go!" Bardwick is a highly regarded writer, speaker and management consultant whose clients have included IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Johnson & Johnson. Prior to forming her consulting business in 1983, she was a professor and associate dean at the University of Michigan. She also served as a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bardwick has authored over 100 articles and books on a wide range of subjects, including optimizing individual and management effectiveness and performance, analyzing cultural views and values for positive change, developing leadership qualities, and facilitating the conditions necessary for psychological success at both the personal and corporate levels. A few of her published books include: One Foot Out the Door, Seeking the Calm in the Storm, and Danger in the Comfort Zone. For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars: Developing Executive Leadership AMA’s Advanced Executive Leadership Program Leading with Emotional Intelligence The Voice of Leadership To learn more, read these AMACOM Books: One Foot Out the Door, by Judith M. Bardwick Danger in the Comfort Zone: From Boardroom to Mailroom, by Judith M. Bardwick We love to hear your feedback! Send us an e-mail at [email protected] or call us at 1-800-697-3406. One of our listeners will recieve either a $200 dollar discount on an AMA seminar or a free book from AMACOM, a division of the American Management Association. Bob Nelson is an international recognized expert on finding these kinds of simple yet powerful ways to motivate people at work. Nelson is founder and president of Nelson Motivation, Inc., a management training and consulting firm based in San Diego...Bob Nelson is an international recognized expert on finding these kinds of simple yet powerful ways to motivate people at work. Nelson is founder and president of Nelson Motivation, Inc., a management training and consulting firm based in San Diego, California. He is author of the best-selling books 1001 Ways to Reward Employees   which has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide - 1001 Ways to Energize Employees and 1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work. Dr. Nelson has been featured extensively in the media, including television appearances on CNN, CNBC, PBS, and MSNBC; radio appearances on NPR, USA Radio Network and the Business News Network; and print appearances in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Fortune magazine and many more. He writes a weekly column for American City Business Journals and a monthly column for Corporate Meetings &Incentives, among others. Dr. Nelson received his Ph.D. in management from The Peter F. Drucker Graduate Management Center of Claremont Graduate University in suburban Los Angeles, where his doctoral research was on "Factors that Encourage or Inhibit the Use of Non-Monetary Recognition by U.S. Managers." He received his MBA in organizational behavior from The University of California at Berkeley, and holds a BA in communications. In this week's You've Been Spotted segment, Kevin Lee interviews participants from AMA's seminar "Leadership Skills For Supervisors". Listen to these participants share which types of rewards and recognition matters to them and their employees.AMA_Edgewise_0730.mp3