Want a good book to read?

It is always a tough one when you decide to commence the journey of understanding to help further your professional or personal growth. We have all been there;  when we are searching the internet for that latest read or ‘go to’ book that everyone is referring to. But sometimes a bit of guidance can help. Motivation and coaching is a term that is not just used in sports circles anymore. But extends far beyond that and has become a mainstay process for developing people in business and their personal lives. In 2018 the founder and creator of Magenta Coaching Solutions,…

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Motivational Mapping for Children

I have often wondered what on earth made my children do what they did.  But they are all grown up now and have careers and children and do adult things.  When they were little they were often a bit of a mystery.  I did try to work it out.  I thought ‘well this one keeps taking his bike apart, he must like practical things’.  Then I had one who drifted and day dreamed, I guessed he would meander through life and his older brother was diligent and followed his Dad’s footsteps.  That’s the boys.  Now my daughter is a different kettle of fish altogether.  She was…

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Motivation moves us. (A clients take on Motivation)

I am often puzzled about what motivates me.  I want to have high minded principles and be motivated by altruism; ‘I do what I do because its important to help other people’.  To a certain extent this is completely true but I am also motivated by money.  This has been a big learning point for me.  I claim that I love what I do so much that I would do it for free, but the honest reality is different.  This is so important, our clients / friends / colleagues will often tell us what they think we want to hear,…

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Learn how you can help organisation’s improve motivation…

Learn how you can help organisation’s improve… Productivity & Financial Performance Recruitment processes to improve staff retention Absenteeism Leadership and Management Development Appraisals and Performance Management Processes Succession planning Culture, Cohesion and Communication In order for any organisation to be truly successful and to reach its potential, three elements must be considered… Direction Skills Motivation Direction is the responsibility of the decision makers in the organisation to communicate throughout the team in order that each individual can be clear on the part they play in achieving that common goal or goals. Over 75% of training budgets get spent on Skills…

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Manage your talent effectively

Imagine if you could know precisely what motivates each of your key staff about their work. If you knew exactly what motivated them you could learn to relate to them in ways that would tend to enhance their motivation and not diminish it. Helping business leaders to recognize and understand the precise motivational drivers of their key staff allows them to accurately design bespoke processes of incentive and reward leading to more productivity, success and commitment from staff who subsequently enjoy greater fulfillment from their work. Using our on-line diagnostic tool which takes 12-15 minutes to complete and provides a 99.9% accurate report bespoke to you, we help people…

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Why your workforce is de-motivated!

Why do you think so little attention is paid to motivation within organizations? What could account for this neglect? From experience of using motivational maps in the work place we have found that the majority of people are not highly motivated. Motivational Maps has had over 20,000 Map profiles completed with hundreds of organizations and very few score in the higher motivation range. In many cases they are de-motivated and even at a crisis point. People need to work and their commitment to and engagement with their employer extends no further than the next pay cheque. This is not a…

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How to promote Motivational Maps to your customers

I was asked recently by a client for some help selling the concept of motivational maps…. As a result of that conversation, the following language patterns emerged which I hope may be of use… Motivational maps is a profiling tool that helps you to… – Director: Gain control over your management and leadership style – Builder: Improve the financial performance of the business through improving the tangible measure motivation of each team member – Expert: Learn what motivates each member of the team and how you can use that valid knowledge to improve performance – Searcher: Gain a meaningful insight…

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Leadership and Management Excellence

Leadership and Management Excellence Motivational maps are great for managers and leaders who want to better understand their team(s), which is why they are a key part of our NLP practitioner course in Cambridge. A motivational map focuses on what really drives a person. The benefits of this from an employer’s standpoint are simple: it effectively tells you exactly how you need to approach an individual in order to inspire them in their work. Remember: everyone’s different, and what is great for motivating one employee may do nothing at all to motivate another! Whereas learning more about your employees’ personalities…

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What percentage of your success is as a result of your ability to influence others positively?

What percentage of success in your career is as a result of being able to positively influence other people? When I ask this question (whether presenting to CEO’s Lawyers, middle managers or Customer Service teams)  I often get responses of between 50 – 90% So if 50 – 90% of our success is as a result of our ability to positively influence other people as yourself the following questions… What percentage of your self-development time goes on improving your ability to positively influence other people? When was the last time you worked on improving your influencing skills? What knowledge (if…

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Performance and Motivation

Every good manager and leader knows that performance within their organisation is fundamentally linked to the motivation of the people within their team… Yet when I ask the question… What are you currently doing to improve motivation within your team(s)? I often get a garbled answer, before in truth most admitting that either they aren’t doing a great deal or what they are doing appears to be relatively ineffective! Why is this? Well for one it is just easier to focus time, energy and resources on the technical performance aspects of jobs which is both easy to measure and see…

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