Motivating Your Employees: Influence Expert, Karen Keller, Ph.D, Shares the Top 5 Motivators of Employees Guaranteeing Future Success

Every employer or boss wants to motivate their employees or contractors to get great results. Influence and persuasion expert, Dr. Karen Keller, discusses the top 5 motivators that get your employees moving and becoming long-term evangelists.

Fort Wayne, IN, May 07, 2011 --( What gets your employees, contractors, or freelancers charged and ready to go? If you don’t know, you should find out because the very success of your business could depend on it. And besides, why wouldn’t you want to work with a group of people who are raring to go, bringing you tons of customers, making you huge profits, and eagerly spreading your message?

According to Dr. Keller, “Knowing what is important to your employees, what motivates them is critical to your short-term and long-term success. If you don’t discover what this is you will be constantly guessing, wasting time and money.”

She adds, “Seeing your employees as people, who they are, not always as what they can do, is the first step in developing solid relationships with people who will become highly productive. When this happens your employees will feel valued and respected leading to innovation and progress.”

Here are Dr. Keller’s top 5 things that motivate your employees, your closest allies;

1. Doing What They Do Best. If you require an employee to do something that is out of their area of expertise then you will get less than expert results. Always position your contractors or employees so they will deliver every day what they do best. Your results will be phenomenal.

2. Knowing They Are Cared For. Who wants to work with someone who doesn’t give a damn? Show your employees that you care about them as a person, as a valued contributor and as someone who always has potential.

3. Sharing Their Knowledge and Opinions. It’s important to listen to their opinions and insights as to what can be done better or differently. This is where you foster and environment of shared knowledge and growth.

4. Hearing About Their Success. When was the last time you told your employees how well they did? The difference their contribution made? The pride you have in their work? If it’s been more than 4 weeks you are well over due. Make a point to share your thoughts on their work, ideas and progress.

5. Receiving support. Everyone can and will perform 100% better if they have the materials and support needed to get the job done. This doesn’t only include a computer, phone or fax but the freedom to express their talents and the belief in them to deliver.

Keller concluded, “Knowing what motivates your employees or contractors is essential to running a successful business, satisfying your customers, and growing profits. If you fail to do this often overlooked step success will take longer or elude you totally.”

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About Dr. Keller:

Karen Keller, Ph.D. is an expert in women's leadership and assertiveness training. She is also a successful entrepreneur and author. She specializes in the skills of influence and persuasion, executive coaching, mentoring, sales techniques, management development training, motivational speaking, personal life coaching, and corporate training. Discover Influence It! Real POWER for Women now! For your free subscription visit

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