Creating Passion-Driven Teams: How to Stop Micromanaging and Motivate People to Top Performance

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Can passion be taught? Can it be fostered? The answer is yes. But perhaps more accurately, a team leader must create the right conditions for passion to emerge. Those conditions must be nurtured, not unlike a gardener creating the right conditions for his plants to flourish.

Make your job easier. Get the inside scoop on the secrets of success that motivate teams to top performance. In the matrix of workplace roles and responsibilities, ...

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Overview

Can passion be taught? Can it be fostered? The answer is yes. But perhaps more accurately, a team leader must create the right conditions for passion to emerge. Those conditions must be nurtured, not unlike a gardener creating the right conditions for his plants to flourish.

Make your job easier. Get the inside scoop on the secrets of success that motivate teams to top performance. In the matrix of workplace roles and responsibilities, managers are pivotal to corporate success. Yet a manager is often the unsung hero who must adapt to demands from all sides-and do so with little or no training, and without mentorship for the role. Learn from Dan Bobinski, who draws from 20 years of consulting experience, extensive studies of best practices, and the latest in neuroscience research.

You'll learn the principles and methods top managers use to develop passionate, engaged employees who are dedicated to success. You'll be able to:

• Motivate without manipulating
• Turn mistakes into a fervent drive for quality
• Equip teams to enthusiastically adapt to change
• Create environments in which people strive for excellence-and more


Today's workforce requires managers to be more than just a person in charge. Creating Passion-Driven Teams show you how to tap your team's natural motivations and achieve consistent, sustained top performance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601630759
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 489,367
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Bobinski is the president and CEO of Leadership Development, Inc., and director at the Center for Workplace Excellence. For more than 20 years Dan has coached and trained managers and leaders in the Fortune 500 as well as small and mid-sized businesses. His Workplace-Excellence blog has been listed among the top 100 daily must-reads for entrepreneurs, and his newspaper column on workplace issues is syndicated internationally. Dan is a passionate speaker and trainer on management topics, and he holds a master's degree in human resource training and development as well as a BS in workforce education and development. Dan lives in Boise, Idaho.

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  • Posted March 29, 2010

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    Report on building enthusiastic work teams

    Don't try to motivate your employees by manipulating them; be honest with them and you'll discover that they motivate themselves. Don't humiliate them when they make mistakes; instead, treat errors as valuable learning experiences. Don't automatically tune staffers out when they speak; listen and you will discover a lot. Don't hold meetings just to meet; make sure every conference has a purpose. And above all, don't micromanage, because that drives good people out the door. This is an ample list of management "don'ts." But what should you do to manage well? Training expert Dan Bobinski says the answer is simple: Provide the conditions that will spark passion in your people. Although his anecdotes are overly simplified and may seem contrived, getAbstract believes Bobinski presents his points persuasively. His colorful, elementary guide will give newbie supervisors and human resource managers much pause for thought.

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

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    Dan Bobinski knows his stuff!

    He has updated the useful tools from the last 20 years and applied them to today's workforce. It is obvious that he was lead by some of the best and paid attention the whole time. Lots of great ideas that work in many venues. My SLC teams are stronger already.

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