Motivate Your Monday


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Today is Monday.  As I checked my Facebook account, Twitter account and emails this morning, I noticed a trend.  Many people were complaining about the end of the weekend and beginning of a new work week.  For a moment, I was tempted to commiserate with my friends, tweeps and others.  To complain about Mondays and work seems to have become ingrained in our culture.  Even if you’re happy to be at work, you may have formed the habit of complaining about the beginning of your work week.

I challenge you to break this habit.  What would your company culture feel like if no one ever complained about being at work?  What impact would that have on morale, productivity, teamwork and motivation?

I’m a firm believer in personal responsibility in a group setting.  We are all responsible for the overall culture of our work environment, no matter our position.

Take the Motive Your Monday challenge:

  • What can I start doing to create a more productive, team-oriented and positive work environment?
  • What can I stop doing that is adding to the drama, tension and negative work environment?

By asking yourself those two questions, and putting your answers into actions, you will be a “value-adding” employee.  If you are in a position of leadership, consider asking your team those questions (including yourself, of course!), then hold people accountable to make their contribution.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Jen Kuhn
Jennifer Kuhn is a talented, energetic and enthusiastic consultant, trainer and speaker. She has provided thousands of employees, coaches and executives with guidance while they work to enhance their professional skill development. Jen's approach has been hailed by participants who were initially skeptical or resistant. Her unique and non-threatening style wins over the most jaded employee that allows them to learn and grow within their organization.


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