8 ways to stay motivated and enagaged at work

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Published on March 10, 2014

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1 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Staying Motivated and Engaged Jo Miller, CEO, Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc.

2 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Here are 8 ways to be a high performer during stressful times at work. We‟ve all had days where we felt crushed by our workload.

3 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Staying motivated & engaged 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4

4 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. We‟ll skip the obviously unsustainable ones. Drink more coffee Get 5 hours of sleep Afternoon naps Get 10 hours of sleep Marathon weekend email catch-ups

5 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Understand your goal orientation1 There are two types of goal orientation. Which type are you? • Mastery (or learning) orientation • Performance orientation “A Social-Cognitive Approach to Motivation and Personality,” Dweck and Leggett, 1988

6 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Performance oriented people prefer to strive for excellence using existing skills. Mastery oriented people are motivated by the challenge of learning something new.

7 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Tip: Tailor your goals to suit the style that best motivates you. Specific, difficult goals lead to higher performance than saying “do your best”. “Building a Practically Useful Theory of Goal Setting and Task Motivation,” Locke & Latham

8 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Have friends at work Gallup found having a “best friend” at work to be one of 12 traits of highly productive and engaged workgroups. The Gallup Q12 1993-1998 2

9 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Manage your energy, not your time McKinsey’s study of top female leaders found „managing energy‟ to be a common trait. “Successful women leaders know how to manage their energy: What drains it or replenishes it.” “Centered leadership: How talented women thrive,” McKinsey, 2008 3

10 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Tip: Understand what drains you and what sustains you. Maximize productivity with 90 minute intervals and renewal breaks. K. Anders Ericsson, Florida State University Expand your capacity like elite athletes do. The Power of Full Engagement by Loehr and Schwartz

11 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Be an energizer 5 The Hidden Power of Social Networks by Cross and Parker Be an energizer! Those who energize others are much higher performers (and are more likely to be heard and to see their ideas acted upon). 4

12 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Tip: “…energizers are not entertainers, or even necessarily very charismatic or intense. Rather, they bring themselves fully into an interaction.” The Hidden Power of Social Networks by Cross and Parker

13 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Understand your goal orientation Have friends at work Manage energy not time Be an energizer Staying motivated & engaged 5 6 7 8

14 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Arrive at work in a good mood Employees at a call center who arrived at work in a good mood performed better and reported feeling more positive after their calls. Academy of Management, 2011 5

15 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Get into a state of “flow” People who are happiest in their work are those who get into a state of flow when working. Flow by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi 6

16 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Tip: To get into a state of flow, seek out • Clear goals • Immediate feedback • Tasks that are a challenge, but doable. Flow by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi

17 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Work well with your boss Form a good working relationship with your boss. People quit their bosses, not their companies or jobs. The Gallup Q12 1993-1998 7

18 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Develop a new habit “Change might not be fast and it isn’t always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.” The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg 8

19 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Routine Reward Cue 1. Identify the routine 2. Experiment with rewards 3. Isolate the cue 4. Have a plan The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

20 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Arrive at work in a good mood Get into a state of “flow” Work well with your boss Develop a new habit Understand your goal orientation Have friends at work Manage energy not time Be an energizer Staying motivated & engaged

21 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Jo Miller, CEO Women‟s Leadership Coaching, Inc. • Specializes in helping women break into leadership in industries that have been traditionally considered 'a man's world', such as technology, finance and energy. • Delivers over 60 speaking presentations annually to audiences of up to 1,200 women for women’s conferences and corporate women’s initiatives.

22 © COPYRIGHT 2013 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COACHING, INC. Jo Miller, CEO Women‟s Leadership Coaching, Inc. • Follow @womensleadershp on Twitter • Subscribe to Jo’s newsletter at www.womensleadershipcoaching.com

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