was a long weekend ahead: no more excuses for not starting her novel. It would
be set in a quiet sea-side town in Cornwall. It would hark back to the days
when men were men, women were women and there was still a daily talk of
pirates. Her heroine would seem plain and unadventurous but by the end of the
novel would be revealed as beautiful and full of wisdom. Wrongs would be
righted. And villains clearly brought to justice. It struck her as she sipped
her Earl Grey that she had just drafted her college Personal Vision Statement.
Most 'motivators' of people don't. Not really. Nice offices, coffee bars, bonuses...They simply hide the confusion many employees have: why should I give of my utmost? And the latter is down to extraordinarily good leadership: discovering and applying a person's talents and ensuring they feel valued.