Monthly Archives: May 2016


Mentoring & Motivating Managers – 3 Strategies To Improve Engagement & Performance

Your company should be a well-oiled machine that runs smoothly no matter what. However, most business owners know and understand that it won’t be like that, most of the time. However, there are ways that you can motivate and mentor your managers to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible, even when faced with a crisis. Understanding the three primary strategies involved to improve engagement and performance of managers and employees will help ensure that your team is ready for anything.


Communication and Sharing

The primary goal is for your managers to be able to share and communicate effectively with everyone on your team, all of the time. Employees want to be part of your future and should understand what excellence looks like for you and them. That means that your managers and supervisors must be able to communicate with their superiors in open communication, but it also means that supervisors have to be available to discuss employee problems when they arise. Training will help the manager learn better communication skills, but it will also help them learn how to delegate tasks and be an excellent leader, which is what employees need.


Sharing information about the company is the best way to motivate others and get them to become more engaged and give it their all. When managers know what’s going on and how their job matters. Keeping them informed helps them feel appreciated and united and increases their willingness to help the company.


Promote Ethics/Values

Every company has a mission statement, core values and a code of ethics. Helping your supervisors and employees understand what those are and actively promoting them will ensure that you have an excellent reputation from the standpoint of the workers and the customers. Supervisors need to know that they are doing the right things, and employees want to trust their leaders.


Positive Feedback

Teaching a manager to give positive feedback is important. Most supervisors show most of their interest in the numbers. However, looking at the numbers doesn’t solve anything and may make the employee feel like the manager is distant and disconnected from the day to day activities to achieve those numbers. Managers should give positive feedback, even when targets aren’t hit. You may want to consider a motivating seminar or a coaching course for your supervisors and employees to help everyone understand the goals.


Learning about the three strategies to improve engagement and performance of managers will ensure that they are motivated and ready to go. Click here to visit Doug Dvorak’s website to learn more.




A Sneak Peak Into My Motivational Leadership Keynote Speaker Program

  • Everything Starts and Stops With Leadership

    Leadership Strategies That Work For You



Here is a brief look into one of my Leadership Keynote Speaker programs.


How to succeed in business–Just count the ways…

Forget tough. Today, competition is fierce! It takes more to succeed in business than just having a smart competitive strategy, good reputation, and a top-notch product or service. In reality, a company’s human capital holds the key to sustainable, long-term growth. Businesses don’t do business–people do. They create the force that ensures an organization’s successful future. These individuals hold the solutions to problems, the ways to improve productivity, the creativity to enhance products and services, and the insight that the company needs to move forward.

These goals become a reality if dynamic leadership is displayed and every executive and manager treats their employees as well as they treat their most important customers. Smart business owners and managers know that without the full support of their employees, no initiative can succeed, nor can any individual leader achieve their goals.


Who Should Attend

The Everything Starts and Stops With Leadership, leadership program is ideal for anyone with current or anticipated leadership responsibilities, ranging from high-level executives and managers; managers expecting to take on leadership roles; and those who are not in management positions but are expected to lead and influence others in the course of their work.


Leadership Keynote Program Description:

How to be an Exceptional Leader

Doug defines specific skills of proven leadership styles. He provides his audience with effective leadership tools that can be applied immediately, resulting in improved teamwork and employee productivity. Doug identifies the most common mistakes made by leaders to help his audience understand possible mistakes they may be making. He also discusses strategies to overcome those challenges. His presentation shows the audience that leadership skills are enhanced through an understanding of personal needs, strengths and internal/external motivators.

I make positivity the focus and remind the audience that having a clear Vision, Mission and Goals improves your own psychological well-being and ability to delegate tasks, perform tasks, and remain productive.


Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Approach leadership with a strategy
  • Clarify common leadership mistakes
  • Recognize ways to lead effectively under a variety of conditions/circumstances
  • Lead when it counts! During times of change including crises
  • Create an effective team culture through encouragement
  • Five Essential Facets of Dynamic Leadership
  • Leadership strategies for immediate implementation
  • Initiate and implement change to lead more effectively
  • Learn to motivate your team
  • Sustain the momentum
  • Create the vision
  • How to become more influential as a leader
  • Understand the value and importance of goals in creating a more balanced work life.
  • Learn how to set goals that help accomplish your larger strategy
  • Understand how goals (not deadlines) can motivate you and your team.

Learn more about my additional keynote programs and about myself at

Click Here for Doug Dvorak’s Leadership, Motivational and General Keynote Programs

How To Sell To Women – New Book Release

This newly released book provides readers with a deep look into the world of selling to women. Readers are provided with statistics, research, information and additional knowledge on the process of selling to women. This book has received rave reviews from marketing managers, company founders, and sales executives.


Learn more about this book by following this link to the official How To Sell To Women website.


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