Motivate the unmotivateable

Unmotivateable. I looked it up. There’s no such word. But you know it when you see it.

The lazy student in Math class that refuses to do the work, or the shop worker that likes to take a lot of breaks and talks instead of doing work. Or how about the person that is upset that he can’t get a job becuase all the jobs out there are beneath him.

What do you say to these types? How can you, the leader, the innovator, the motivator, turn the unmotivateable worker into a productive, goal-driven, team asset instead of a liability?

I’ve spoken of this before here. What if you saw the head of the company picking up trash? How motivated would you be?

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2 Responses to Motivate the unmotivateable

  1. jeff noel says:

    Pick up trash, make people happy, do your job – in that order, and you’ll go far around here…

    Bonus: Fix ’em or get rid of them…

  2. David says:

    And that opens the door to the next question. How do you fix ’em?

    Just reverse your comment. Lead by example. Pick up trash, make people happy, do your job. 🙂

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