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Motivating Employees

Is My Feedback Motivating? Part 2

Susan Fowler | Posted 08.20.2016 | Business
Susan Fowler

You might be feeling sad or even angry if you read Is My Feedback Motivating? Part 1 of this three-part series. You may outright disagree with the assertion that personalized feedback is risky and potentially undermines a person's optimal motivation.

4 Ways Managers Can Spread Holiday Cheer Without Spending a Dime

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Many companies are able to relieve work-related stress by rewarding employees with holiday parties, raises or bonuses. For those companies that do not have the financial resources to do so, here are some suggestions for managers and C-Suite leaders.

Are You Learning Too Much at Exit Interviews?

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 12.08.2014 | Small Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

I would frequently do exit interviews with professional staff who resigned to take jobs elsewhere and was often astounded by some of the things I heard. "Did you ever mention this to anyone?" I would ask. Almost always the answer was no.

7 Dos and Don'ts for Dealing With an Unmotivated Employee

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

As a supervisor, team leader, or co-worker, it's important to observe an employee's past behavior before labeling them as "unmotivated" or "lazy." There may be a legitimate reason an employee is not performing up to par.

Barbara Ross Miller: Finding My Inspiration

Barbara Ross Miller | Posted 09.09.2013 | Women
Barbara Ross Miller

I've found my inspiration in other women. Some of them have passed through and others have become a part of my life, either professionally or personally.

Michael Norton: Finally, Proof That You Can 'Do Well By Doing Good'

Michael Norton | Posted 07.18.2013 | Women
Michael Norton

There's surprisingly little rigorous evidence demonstrating that companies really can make money by doing more good. To this end, my collaborators and I have spent time over the last several years carefully document the positive impact of kinder, gentler corporate initiatives.

When Pay Does Not Motivate -- How to Groom Great Employees

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

There is no better motivator than appreciation. Often, by simply showing your appreciation for someone's hard work, drive, enthusiasm or work ethic, your acknowledgment encourages more of the positive behavior you are seeking.

Join the Enlightenment: Make the Focus Shift from Customer Satisfaction to Customer Success

Roxanne Emmerich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roxanne Emmerich

Hardly a day goes by when I don't hear some CEO puzzling over customer satisfaction scores, wondering what kind of mysterious alchemy could possibly b...

Make the Decision to Engage

Roxanne Emmerich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roxanne Emmerich

It's important for workers to stop thinking the grass is greener in the next pasture. The answer is not to leap into another workplace, but to help build a more positive workplace so you can love the one you're with.