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Employee Motivation

Treating Employees Like Shareholders

Much is made of delivering value to shareholders. Ask any senior director, manager or member of the board what his or her goal is in the company, and that will

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Is Your Organization Engaged in Self-Sabotage?

Productivity is becoming more important every day. Fundamentally, it means doing much more with much less. And to be sure, there is scope for making, not only workers, but also

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Going the Extra Mile, or Taking a World Cruise: Did TQM Turned Perfectionism into a Virtue?

Following the Second World War, the allies determined that if the enemy nations were going to be able to make meaningful contribution the world’s economies, then they would have to

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5 Signs You Might Be a Bully

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town. –  George Carlin In a Peanuts cartoon Lucy demanded that Linus change TV channels,

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Four Ways to Lead Through Conflict

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. – William E. Channing   French novelist and playwright Alexandre Dumas once had a

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Employee Recognition: More frequently, Please, and Link it to Core Values

Companies are turning to employee recognition as an internal strategy to boost employee engagement and positively impact such metrics as productivity, ROA, ROE, and retention of both employees and customers.

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Another Angle on Employee Motivation

It’s the end of regulation time in a soccer game and the score is tied. It’s time for the shoot

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Does Change Have to be Painful?

A corporate leader’s job is hardly easy.  He or she must efficiently manage employees, account for outside competition, note any

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Criticism: Behind Closed Doors or in Plain Sight?

Nearly every company revolves around the central idea of team performance.  The synergy created by having multiple personalities and motivations

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Setting Company Culture means Understanding Employee Motivation

People in the business community love their clichés. “There’s no ‘I’ in team,” “work smarter, not harder,” and my personal

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Leverage Your Strength, Stress Less

Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. – Hans Selye Are you stressed at

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Build Relationships with Your Staff, for the Brain's Sake

I can’t stand it when a manager, hearing me broach the importance of building trusting relationships with their employees, blurts

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Change Management Insights from a Fortune 500 Apparel Company’s Restructuring

Recently, consulting firm Emergent partnered with a Fortune 500 apparel company to undertake the biggest business transformation in the company’s history. Below

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Ultimately, It's Got to Be About Something Beyond You

How many of your employees are simply not engaged any more? Are there some who seem to just be going

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Forty Percent of Employee Motivation is Optional

Admit it; you’ve had managers you wanted to see succeed and you’ve likely worked for others that you didn’t respect

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Perseverance is not just a cheesy motivational poster

    Perseverance is not just a cheesy motivational poster

When I hear the term perseverance, it’s hard not to think of those “motivational” posters proudly displayed in so many offices. You know what I mean; the posters usually showcase

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