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100 Ways to Motivate Others: How Great Leaders Can Produce Insane Results Without Driving People Crazy Hardcover – January 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Career Press; 1 edition (January 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564147711
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564147714
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #844,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is one of the most digestible and charming audio lessons on getting the best from people in any setting...Chandler's practicality, his colloquial language, and his utter comfort with this material belie the thinking that went into these lessons, which effectively span the universe of motivational ideas across the ages. - Audiofile
--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

From the Back Cover

"Steve Chandler lights you up with the glow of his internal neon.... What he proposes is so rock solid and reassuring."
--The Arizona Republic

"It's hard to believe that so much powerful, practical wisdom can be packed into such an easy-to-read book. It's a voyage into the pure essence of what really works."
--Ron Hulnick, president, University of Santa Monica

More About the Author

Steve Chandler, bestselling author of 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself, Time Warrior and 30 other books, is known as America's notoriously unorthodox personal growth guru. He has helped thousands of people transform their lives and businesses.

Steve invites you to join his inner circle, the Wealth Warrior Movement, whose sole focus is supporting you in creating greater prosperity for yourself. Join by visiting www.SteveChandler.com and you will receive prosperity-building messages from Steve three times a week, each and every week, as well as monthly webinars by Steve, books by Steve and the members-only CREATING WEALTH Audio Series.

And... Steve's NEWEST book Wealth Warrior will go out to all members of the Wealth Warrior Movement when it's published in September 2012.

Customer Reviews

Loved this quick read with so many powerful and motivating tips!
Angela H. Mcconnell
That being said, the book really does have quite a number of gems in it, and is well worth reading multiple times.
Lisa Shea
I recommend this book for anyone looking to grow into a leadership role as well.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Shea HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 14, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Steve Chandler and Scott Richardson are no strangers to helping people become better leaders - these tips are the result of many seminars and books they have done in the past. The book is able to give many real life examples from those seminars of situations in which these suggestions really made a difference.

While other management books drone on and on for long chapters, often losing sight of the aim, this book is very straightforward. 100 separate tips. Each tip is short, concise, but immediately useful. Try reading just one tip each day. Put a post-it on your monitor, reminding you to think about it. Find ways to apply it. Like anything else in life, you'll find some tips that don't really apply to you - but others that are amazingly helpful. As you collect those helpful tips, you can really find your work environment becoming more and more smooth.

Many things in here are things you know - but you never practice because you're just too busy or frustrated. For example, the book says to focus on one thing at a time. We know that when you focus on something, you tend to do well. But in modern offices, you have your email beeping, your phone ringing, people stopping by, and more. You try to multitask. Usually this somehow gives you the sense that you're achieving more - but in reality nothing is done as well, and people that you interact with feel short changed. A key message here is to slow down, focus, organize your priority list and really take care of issues. You feel much more relaxed at the end of the day, the people you work with feel like you really paid attention to their issues, and often you get far more done.

One issue I had with the book is they gloss over some issues.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By J. C Clark VINE VOICE on May 23, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
While not a ferocious reader of business/self-help books, I do read those that come especially highly recommended. Dale Dauten, one of the finest business writers around, thought this the best audiobook of the year. Good enough for me.

While I cannot compare it to as many as he can, it is indeed one of the most useful books I've listened to. Broken into 100 short snippets, each idea opens with a good quote, explores and examines, and then tidies up nicely. I am not a salesperson, not a manager, and not a person readily identified as a member of the target audience. But this book had plenty of good things in it.

I'll start with just one. "Manage agreements, not people" is an early, and recurring, tip. How simple. Teachers tried this years ago when the "grade contract" idea was rampant. But moving one step beyond a simple contractual basis of a relationship, it provides a clear and vivid way of looking at all interactions, with spouse, children, co-workers. I cannot manage anyone but myself; well, I've known that for years, but how to function well with others if that is true has been a problem. This book offers specific suggestions.

Steve is no misty-eyed rah-rah guy, but a dogged thinker with clear ideas and some potent myth-busting analysis. Slow down. Do one thing at a time. and really pay attention to whatever it is you're doing now. Think long term. You'll do much better. In the words of Jane Austen "Take my word for it, if you are in too great a hurry, you will certainly live to repent it."
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kathy who loves to read on March 4, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This powerhouse of a book is the best book on business success since Good to Great, and what makes it BETTER than great is that unlike Good to Great, it gives you dynamite specific actions, real true inspired bursts of innovative ideas! Steve Chandler was brilliant in his 17 Lies, but this goes further.....I read it straight through, then I began reading and applying one each day to my team at work,and I'm getting insane results without driving them crazy. There are no real books on how to increase the numbers of your team out there...are there? I've never seen any until this one. Quick hits of clever writing, real case histories and great stories, wonderful lessons from everyone from Patton and Eisenhower to Drucker and Bennis. If you wanted ONE Bible our field manual on leadership THIS would be IT!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ServantofGod on February 1, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is one of the best amongst the tens of motivational/leadership book I read. Not all the 100 ways are profoundly helpful. However, it is by all means well written, insightful, practical and useful. Below please find some of my favorite ideas to support my very positive comment above. Hope you like them!

Managers cant really directly control their people. Motivation always come from within your employee, not from you....The key is to get people to motivate themselves. And you do that by managing agreements, not people. pg20
Discipline is remembering what you want. pg20
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a dog? Four; calling a tail a leg doesnt make it a leg. - Abraham Lincoln pg42
There is no such thing as constructive criticism. - Dale Carnegie pg46
Leaders create; managers react. He issued a playing card to every employee with perfect attendance for the month. A card was drawn at random from a bucket of cards. The employee then hung the card up in his or her cubicle. At the end of six months, the person with the best poken hand won a major prize, the second...pg65
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. pg127
The sprinsters tense up their muscles and their times actually drop. Trying harder slows them down! The sprinters dont realize that they're at their peak state of relaxation during their fastest times. pg131
What a manager can do is ask gentle questions and let the poeple they lead think and speak and make their own fresh committments. That's how motivation happens. pg163
Deadline propels action. So when you want to get people into action, give them a deadline, or you dont have anything that you can hold the other person accountable for.
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