HOW WILL THESE MOTIVATIONAL NUGGETS PEP TALK TOPICS INSPIRE MY TEAM?
When I would share new information with my students, I often began with a brief explanation of how important it is to have good
note taking skills. I explained to them that once, after weeks of mining for gold back in 1849 (they soon realized I was exxagerating
about my age just a bit) my partner and I loaded up our picks and shovels and a generous truckfull of the dirt and gold we had dug
out of the mine we were excavating and drove back into town to cash it in and enjoy our reward. We were both shocked and
disappointed, I continued to explain, when we learned that the bank had no interest in our truckload full of earth.
The bank, I would continue, was not in the business of buying dirt. They
only wanted the gold. That is exactly why note taking is an important skill -
Well, when you want to motivate and inspire teams in any organization,
the same idea holds true. Speakers sometimes deliver a truckload of earth
to your people, but the most important or relevant information could usually
be boiled down into just a few minutes of quality content wrapped around a
handful of relevant and memorable examples.
In this collection of 5-7 minute pep talks, I share inspiring stories on the
most common topics that become issues for teams and their leaders.
Each "Motivational Nugget" is a devotional-length message that both you
and your team can reflect on during your season together.
I encourage you to consider the benefit of sharing these with your team,
using them as a discussion starter at team meetings, or as a weekly topic
for individual and team leadership development...
1. Confidence is built, not bought
3. Have bold expectations
4. Time to get real
5. Don't ruin the cake mix
6. Be loyal to your family
7. Silence is dangerous
8. Refuse to surrender
9. Trust your hammer
10. Keep your foot on the gas
11. Be somebody - It IS up to you
12. Appreciate the moment