The Wake Up Eager Pledge & Acronym Glossary: Twelve Processes to Improve & Define Motivation
There are as many ways to define motivation, and how to get
more of “It” as there are people looking for “It”:
- America’s 34th President, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s
definition was, "Motivation is the
art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do
- Sixth century B.C. philosopher Lao Tzu expressed his views
about motivation this way, "Mastering
others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power."
- Modern day Artist and Author SARK’s work reminds us, “Invent your world. Surround yourself with
people, color, sounds and work that nourish you."
Wake Up Eager (WUE) programs, processes and articles include a combination of all of the team, self-awareness, personal and professional aspects that are used
by many wise souls to define motivation.
The Wake Up Eager "Pledge"
-I define motivation here at Wake Up Eager with this pledge.
It is the over-riding theme of my
interests and this work:
"Wake Up Eager
is a daily commitment to to focus upon thinking the thoughts and taking the actions that help bring the best of who I am to every interaction and to everything I do as often as I can."
"I choose to focus on the areas of life that increase
my sense of empowerment, eagerness, ease and well-being. I know that in order to uplift and inspire others I must first find my own inspiration and uplift-ment. In addition, I make it my habit to look for the best in others."
WUE Acronym Glossary
I like to use acronyms in my articles and programs because they serve as great memory devices and they assist in memory
retention and learning. Plus, they add color, fun and
interest as we work together to define motivation and improve it!
only helpful toward helping others define motivation if they’re understood!
(Hence the reason for this Page…)
Here are eleven WUE (Wake Up Eager) Programs and Process Acronyms:
Up Eager Habits for Leaders
- E. Enter the Zone
- A. Activate Greatness
- G. Grow Trust
- E. Evaluate Job Fit
- R. Re-Calibrate Daily
All of the Wake Up Eager resources for individual leaders and sales pros is based upon these Habits. Review a brief Summary of each of the Five Wake Up Eager Habits, here.
ENTER THE ZONE HABIT ACRONYM:
Tune In Time-A Daily Enter the Zone Practice
I provide an overview of TNT and how-to’s here.
GROW TRUST HABIT ACRONYMS:
Skills That Make or Break All Leaders
- C. Cultivate a Positive Sense of Self in Others
- A. Address Problems Quickly By Focusing on Facts and Behaviors
- L. Lead by Inviting Participation
- L. Listen Aggressively
Review a description of each skill, here.
Check out a self-paced program for developing these skills, here
and see train the trainer leadership courses, here.
Four Skill Steps to Listen Aggressively
- R. Reflect
- P. Probe
- S. Support
- A. Advise
Read a detailed article, with step-by-step listening
aggressively steps: The Forgotten Charismatic Leadership Skill, here.
Four Conversation Skill Steps for Effective
Workplace Communication and Discipline
- A. Agreement Recap & Next Steps
Learn these skills in this self-paced program, What
Everybody Ought to Know About Communication, here. See train the trainer leadership courses, here.
How to Overcome Fear and Resistance to Feedback
- H. How Important Feedback Is
- E. Examine Why
- L. Learn Balance
- P. Pick What You Use
Read a detailed article, with actions for greater Feedback Acceptance here.
A Performance Improvement Checklist
- R. Remove Obvious Barriers: Does (employee's name) Have the Right Tools, Experience and Training to do his (her) job? Is s/he getting the support s/he needs from you, from the company and from his (her) peers?
- E. Expectations for Performance: Are Expectations Clear, Specific and Have They Been Discussed?
- V. Verify
Job Fit: Does This person Match the Style, Motivational Drive and Intangible
Personal Skills Needed for Success in this Job?
Read a detailed article, for more a Performance Improvement Checklist and a free Effective Discipline online class, here.
EVALUATE JOB FIT HABIT ACRONYMS:
FIT: Three Superior Performance Interview Principles
- F. Fixate on What the Job Needs
- I. Intangibles Matter,
Look for Them
- T. Tune In, Listen Aggressively
These interview principles are revealed in my robust
self-paced program, How to Conduct an Interview. Review
more about this program, here.
Review additional hiring and interview
Three Step Goal Setting Process for Creating a Position Dashboard
- R. Respond & Brainstorm Question
- P. Place Responses, Create Headlines & Prioritize
- M. Metrics Are Added & Interview Questions Selected
In this Video Article I show you why a Position Dashboard is a CRUCIAL tool for hiring superior performers and how you can use it to better manage and lead your team. Learn how to quikcly create this powerful management tool, the Position Dashboard, here.
Step Candidate Interview Meeting Process
- T. THANK: Introduce
self, thank the candidate, explain the interview agenda.
- A. ASK: Ask
competency, behavioral based interview questions.
- L. LISTEN AGGRESSIVELY : Listen to talk
ratio 80:20 (candidate talks 80% of the time…) Press for specifics, and take
- E. EXPLAIN:
Share job requirements/focus area, and answer the candidate’s
- N. NOTES: Review
notes, ask for final clarification of facts and information .
- T. THANK
YOU: Thank the candidate, share the
“why” of the company and describe next steps in the process.
Get more interview expertise, 170+ of the best interview questions, from my robust
self-paced program, How to Conduct an Interview. Review
more about this program, here. Review additional hiring and interview
Three Biggest Interview Mistakes Leaders Make
- A. Assumptions and Bias (Interview Mistake #1)
- A. Amplified Focus on Background and Experience (Interview Mistake #2)
- A. All Talk, No Listen (Interview Mistake #3)
Review my video article that explains this three mistakes, here.
RE-CALIBRATE DAILY ACRONYM:
My Top Ten Favorite Mantras & Self
These ten self motivation tips, along with a downloadable
PDF, are listed: here.
Share how Y.O.U. define motivation and ask any of your
"What is Leadership Success?" Questions in My Let's Talk Forum, Here.
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