Bob Whipple has produced a vast array of written materials and publications, speaks and trains around the world, and has appeared on (and hosted) radio programs. Check the Articles and Audio and Video pages of the Leadergrow website and the Trust Ambassador Blog for examples and quotations. Contact us for more information, permissions for reprint, or to arrange interviews or speaking engagements.
Quotes from various articles and presentations by Bob Whipple:
"The most important task that a speaker can accomplish is to get inside a person's head so they can absorb information. Good trainers communicate on all channels: verbally, visually and kinesthetically."
Effective Trainers Find Methods of Engaging Learners' Attention
"In organizations where trust levels are low, problems become huge obstacles. Even small problems can cause time-consuming damage control while individuals or groups sort out reality from fiction. You can test this in your own organization by keeping track of how much time you spend on internal battles rather than focusing on external issues."
Office Problems are Greater when Internal Trust is Low
"As a manager or leader, I do not believe that you or anyone else can motivate people... motivation comes within each of us. What you can do is create a process or culture whereby employees will choose to become motivated to perform at peak levels. If you set out to motivate others, you may succeed at improving morale for a short while by providing perks (picnics, hat days, dress-down days, cash bonuses, extra time off, etc.), but you will not make the necessary fundamental mind shift to a more lasting improvement... The key to generating personal motivation is to create a culture of trust and affection within the organization."
Motivation Grows from Culture of Trust, Affection
"Too often the vision statements that leaders come up with are plaques on the wall. They sound politically correct, but they don't tug at the heartstrings of everyone in the organization. 'Are we really doing what we need to be doing? Do the people perceive that we mean it? Do they see a better life if they enroll in it?' When you start asking questions like that, you start building a solid foundation for developing a positive work environment and culture."
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