Website is http://www.MotivationRules.com
I'm an executive coach, business consultant/author and I also teach leadership at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
In my consulting, speeches and seminars, I often focus on the art and science of motivation - how to motivate behavior change, or better performance, or improved morale/satisfaction at work or in professional life.
More specifically, I focus on what managers can do to be more motivating and inspiring--based on social science and what works practically in real organizational worklife--without resorting to rewards or penalties. It's about what can they do when they don't have more pay or promotions to offer? Don't just manage, motivate! Please do feel welcome to read more and see more at MotivationRules.com
You'll notice on the home page I've just started a new part of the site, posting motivation-related videos and articles, which I comment on in brief article form.
Target audience is managers in organizations, typically large corporations, like Apple, Cisco, Disney, Raytheon, Johnson & Johnson, Nike, etc.
These are people typically in their 30s and 40s, who have responsibility for guiding/managing teams of people, and who report to corporate executives. The logo should "fit in" so to speak with a corporate crowd in terms of an air of professionalism, and not being overly complex, but there is still lots of room for creativity/use of colors, symbols, etc.
This logo will replace the current "Ullmen Associates International" logo that's currently on the MotivationRules.com website.
I'll want to use the logo for a variety of purposed in addition to its placement on the website, e.g., on slide presentations and hardcopy handouts.
I need to have the phrase MotivationRules.com explicitly laid out so the website URL is clearly visible and readable and recognizable as a website address.
This might be simply a font/color kind of logo (e.g., like the examples they give on this site, Microsoft and FedEx) but I'm also open to having a "design/shape/symbol" in addition to the text of MotivationRules.com
While it might be possible to integrate the "design/shape/symbol" into the text of "MotivationRules.com" at this point I'm thinking it would be very advantageous to be able to separate the two elements (i.e., the design/shape/symbol and the text elements of "MotivationRules.com"), say, in the way that the Nike swoosh can be shown with or without the stylized "Nike" word. As another example, for Apple's "apple with a bite out of it" shape can be shown with our without the company name in its stylized font.
I don't have anything particular in mind in that regard--no preconceptions about a design/shape/symbol or whatever, so let me encourage your creativity about that, if you have something that comes to mind.
It would be GREAT to have both some simple design/shape/symbol along with a stylized MotivationRules.com text element. Thanks!!