Sunday 05th July 06:30

MTL Motivators: Appraisal Skills

In the MTL "Appraisal Skills" Motivator, you'll find some of the best quotes ever written about the nature of performance, motivation, and getting the best out of people. Read what Zig Ziglar thinks is the secret to getting up the ladder; how Mary Kay Ash thinks you should give criticism; Goethe's famous advice on how to treat others, and what you should do when your girlfriend laughs at your tie. There are 100 slides in this insightful collection. Read them again and again for their wisdom and humour. Share them with friends in the workplace, on websites, and in your own learning. Or scroll down this page to find an original way to use them on your training courses.

"Appraisal Skills" Motivators: Our Selection of Short Quotes

Here is our selection of personal favourites from the "Appraisal Skills Motivators". Get your own copy and see whether you agree with us. They're also ideal for use in the end-of-course training exercise that we'll give you below.

1. "Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top-ups." (Peter Davies)

2. "If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders." (Hal Abelstein)

3. "Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, you cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation." (Saskya Pandita 1182 - 1251)

4. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” (Jim Ryun)

5. "We can often do more for other men by trying to correct our own faults than by trying to correct theirs." (Francois Fenelon)

"Appraisal Skills" Motivators: "Missing Words"

You can use this collection of "Appraisal Skills" Motivators on your own PC or share them with others in your team. But, if you're an instructor or trainer, why not use them as an end-of-course training exercise in the game of "Missing Words"? All you need to do is select 10 short quotes from the "Appraisal Skills" Motivators collection, (those above will do fine to start you off). Now, write up the quotes on 10 flipcharts with key words missing from the sentences. Keep a list of the full quotes for your own use and list the missing words on separate sheets to hand to your trainees. When the game begins, their task is to decide wherethe missing words go. They have 3 rounds to get the right answers, after which you can help them with some hints. You'll find that the game will create a lot of thinking, debate, and argument and, as a valuable by-product, some excellent insights into appraisal skills and performance management. For fuller details of this exercise, click here.

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