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Why you can’t motivate your team | Issue #255

You Can’t Motivate Anyone – But You Can Inspire Them: The Ultimate Guide to Building a Culture That Thrives

Motivation. The word reverberates in corporate corridors, yet its essence often eludes us. “How do I motivate my team?” is a constant managerial question. But it’s bollox. Here’s the brutal truth: You can’t. Motivation is internal, a fire that must be lit from within. But don’t misinterpret this. While you can’t motivate, you can demotivate! So your #1 managerial goal should be don’t piss off the team; having not done that, inspire them.

E261 | The Keys To A Successful Digital Transformation with David Rogers

In the digital era, achieving successful transformation is not just important—it’s essential. For business leaders and executives, the challenge lies in approaching this change strategically and efficiently. Fortunately, the path can be navigated by adopting an iterative approach to organisational change, concentrating on relevant business problems, and nurturing a culture of experimentation and validation. Add in the elements of continuous learning and execution, and you have a comprehensive strategy for digital transformation. These insights from David Rogers provide a valuable framework to help you tackle these challenges, leading to both personal and professional advancements in the digital age.

David Rogers is an author, faculty at Columbia Business School, and an advisor to senior business leaders. Developing a passion for helping companies navigate the complexities of the digital age didn’t happen overnight for him. Observing the struggles of organisations clinging to their pre-digital identities sparked David’s interest. Seeing a clear dividing line between companies born before and after the internet era, David recognised the blind spots that often held them back. 

Today, David focuses on helping companies navigate this complex process. His optimistic outlook and belief in the power of change are inspiring, showing the world that while digital transformation may be daunting, it is far from impossible.

The Predictable Revenue Podcast

Interviews to outbound sales leaders to help you learn sales development, coaching, and prospecting best practices from people that are currently building or have built SDR teams.

Rethinking Governance for Digital Innovation

Rapid, iterative, customer-centric innovation is possible in large companies — but not if you carry over your traditional ways of working. Innovative ventures need innovative governance.

How to develop an intrapreneurial culture

When intrapreneurship is encouraged, there’s evidence that people enjoy greater autonomy and a stronger connection to the organization’s purpose; not surprisingly, this leads to higher productivity and engagement

What companies like Amazon and Microsoft can teach leaders about how to build a bold organization

“Overcoming tough problems can create enormous value for an organization. Boldness is risky, but success is the ultimate differentiator, and it catapults companies from their competition. After all, if you refrain from boldness, you’ll always have to deal with rivals, and you’ll never get much respect from investors.”

The Digital Transformation Roadmap by David Rogers

Today, every business is talking about digital transformation. With the acceleration of new technologies, every organization knows it must adapt to survive. But by their own admission, 70 percent of businesses are failing to transform. Across industries, established companies are held back by bureaucracy, inertia, and old ways of working. How can businesses break through to drive real change? The Digital Transformation Roadmap provides every leader with the answer. Acclaimed author and C-suite advisor David L. Rogers argues that businesses must transform not just products and business models—they must transform the organization itself. Based on two decades of research and advising companies around the world, Rogers identifies the five biggest barriers to digital transformation: vision, priorities, experimentation, governance, and capabilities. He then shows how any business can evolve by heeding the lessons of companies such as Disney, Walmart, Mastercard, Air Liquide, and the New York Times Company.

Quote of the week

“If your business does not take advantage of a new opportunity to offer value to your customers, someone else will.”

David Rogers

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