Mindfulness, Motivation, and More Human Workplaces

May 24, 2019 Jess Huckins

 Jacqueline Carter

2-minute read

“Top talent can work from their living room for any company in the world, so if you want to attract the best talent, you need to be able to make sure that you’re motivating them and engaging them,” says Jacqueline Carter, partner and director at Potential Project and co-author of “The Mind of the Leader” (May’s Workhuman Book Club selection), in this latest episode of Workhuman Radio. (You can click the player above to listen to the 16-minute episode.)

There are many ways to “motivate and engage” top talent. Like Cy Wakeman on an earlier episode, Jacqueline explains that the ego can stand in the way of potential, and the best leaders “are aware of their ego and that minimizing that is the key to success.” She also discusses how mindfulness can set companies up for success, the logic behind people-centric organizations, how recognition contributes to leadership and culture, and mindful feedback’s role in performance management.

Here are my three favorite quotes from this week’s episode:

1. “Of course it’s important for me to be able to say, ‘I have these skills. I know what I’m bringing to the table,’ and to be able to have that confidence. But if it tips to the point where I think I’m better than everybody else, I have nothing to learn, I can’t take feedback – I am now no good to myself, let alone to my team and my organization.”

2. “If your employees aren’t healthy and happy and motivated, your shareholders aren’t going to get the returns, not long-term.”

3. “By being more human with each other, we can help each other, support each other, and enable us all to be more successful.”

I hope you enjoy this week’s episode of Workhuman Radio, and be sure to join us next Thursday, May 30, at 1p.m. ET for a Facebook Live event with Jacqueline and the Workhuman Book Club. 


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Jess Huckins

Jess Huckins is senior content manager, sales enablement at Workhuman. She enjoys investigative journalism and true crime, fantasy football, outdoor cooking, and adventuring in the wilderness with her three dogs.

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