Wouldn’t it be nice if people came with an instruction manual?

We know how to use generic devices like television sets, computers, software, cars etc. but there are always some peculiarities. And these differences can be almost impossible to figure out without the help file. We struggle with a problem until we read the manual. Then we read the instructions and find a much easier way to do something.

People aren’t automata with a standard set of obvious controls. Randomly pushing buttons can be fun but doesn’t get you what you want. The result: manager (and employee) frustration.

People do respond to stimuli but different people respond in different ways and the original manufacturer never provided an instruction manual.

If we can understand why people behave the way they do, we can use this to motivate our employees. Then they will do what we want and they are will be happy doing it.

The DISC behavior model is like an instruction manual for people.

So when you are struggling with motivating your employees, Keep Calm & Read the Manual

“When all else fails, read the manual” is an amusing truism that after you have “tried everything” the last resort is to read the manual for the solution.


Boss Camp

If you think about it, the job of a Boss is to get people to do stuff. But getting people to do what you want must be one of the toughest things in the world. That’s why WWW.BOSS.CAMPis about making managing easy in just an hour a week. The program includes topics such as:

  • How to hire for performance,
  • How to motivate employees,
  • What are bad employee motivators,
  • What you must do as a manager but isn't on your job description,
  • How leaders get power,