Managers are under increasing pressure to get results and may feel they need all the help they can get. They are responsible for achieving results through other people. Employees must not only be able to do what managers want them to do, they must want to do so.
Completely revised and updated, this second edition continues to illustrate how to inspire individuals or teams to develop, appraise and empower to get the very best results. How to Motivate People reviews the principles of motivating staff to maximise performance. It sets out guidelines on how to:
reduce negative feelings;
boost positive feelings;
create enthusiasm and involvement;
focus effort on key issues.
This comprehensive guide provides practical guidelines and suggestions for action, leaving no stone unturned in exploring how to influence and motivate people.
Patrick Forsyth runs Touchstone Training & Consultancy based in the UK and specialises in marketing, sales and communications skills. Writing is a significant part of his own work portfolio. He is the author of more than fifty successful business books (with translations into 23 languages). These include: How to Motivate People, Successful Time Management, How to Write Reports and Proposals, Tough Tactics for Tough Times, Effective Business Writing and The PowerPoint Detox (all published by Kogan Page). He writes regularly for a number of business journals and for Writing Magazine, and devises and writes training materials.