1/2-Day Program

Maintaining team motivation.

Inevitably, leaders and teams will be confronted with periods of change and disruption. Learn practical techniques to keep people energized, resilient and motivated, inspired by Olympic coaches and athletes, in this 1/2-day workshop.

World-class faculty

Our faculty have applied these skills under pressure at crucial moments in their careers - including preparation for Olympic competition.

Trusted by the best

Our partnerships with premier business schools including the Smith School of Business at Queen's University and UNC Kenan-Flagler have been delivering leadership programs to executives for more than 20 years.

Designed for virtual

With interactive exercises, self-assessments, breakout sessions, action planning and instructor-led training, this program brings classroom-quality learning to to participants - wherever they may be.

Negative Emotion




Four allies to fight disillusionment

When teams face challenging times, leaders have four allies to preserve motivation and fight the tide of disillusionment: channeling the energy under negative emotion, growing relationships, connecting people with progress and building a sense of shared purpose.

Drawing on examples from elite coaches and performers in the world of sport, business and beyond, Maintaining Team Motivation gives participants a clear sense of what they can do to keep people energized, resilient and motivated through challenging periods – and a practical plan for putting those strategies into play.

Participants will learn to:

  • Articulate how the emotional state of their team evolves through disruption and adversity.
  • Identify and tap into the four main drivers of motivation under pressure: negative emotion, relationships, progress and shared meaning.
  • Help their people process negative emotion and channel it into productive effort.
  • Foster relationships that build a sense of community and esprit de corps.
  • Establish shared purpose to inspire teams through challenging periods.

Turn Your Team’s Frustration into Motivation

Curious about transforming the energy in negative emotion into motivation? Third Factor CEO, Dane Jensen, gives his advice in this article for HBR.

Meet the facilitator

  • Dane Jensen

    Dane is the CEO of Third Factor, an acclaimed speaker, instructor at the University of North Carolina, and a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review. Learn more

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