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Leadership and career
May 8, 2017

Why Carrots and Sticks Don’t Motivate

In 2016, Wells Fargo fired more than 5,000 employees who learned the hard way that carrots don't work — at least not in the long run. Decision-makers tied a substantial piece of these employees' compensation to steep sales targets and made reaching them a condition of continued employment. They saw…
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Leadership and career
June 3, 2016

What Compassionate Leadership Looks Like

As leaders, we share the desire to motivate and inspire our teams. We also have money to make and goals to set.  Is there room left in the schedule for compassion, empathy and kindness? Our business bookshelves groan with advice, and most experts will touch on the importance of the…
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Leadership and career
May 25, 2016

A Lesson on Workplace Motivation

Motivation is a strange creature that all business owners must learn to understand and tap into. This is vital to improve workplace motivation and, therefore, productivity. Yet drive alludes some business owners. In fact, only 31.5 percent of Americans are engaged in their jobs. This information is important for all…
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Leadership and career
April 8, 2016

How to Stay Motivated at Work

Let’s get the most important point out of the way first: only YOU can motivate you. Motivation comes from within. I’ll be serving up some motivating tips in a moment, but it’s up to you to identify whatever’s standing in your way and then actually apply the tips to your life.…
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Leadership and career
February 24, 2016

5 Ways to Motivate Millennials and Gen Xers

We’re inundated with data on millennials — how they behave, what motivates them and what they like. Employers are eager to learn about every aspect of their personalities. And rightfully so. Generation Y (also known as Millennials) is now the largest demographic in the workforce, so of course this is…
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July 17, 2015

Study: Even Your “Satisfied” Employees May Be Looking to Leave

By: Dana Manciagli An 11-year marketing veteran of a fast-growing technology company, Ron has a great job. He gets to travel, works with great people and gets stock options as well as a competitive salary. However, even though he’s employed, he’s looking. He invested in his own laptop for his…
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July 8, 2015

How Do I Stay Motivated During My Job Search?

By: Taunee Besson Q: "A recent layoff put me in a job search mode again. The last time I looked for a new position, it was really hard to maintain my motivation. Do you have any tips on what I can do to stay positive and productive?" A: A job…
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June 12, 2015

3 Strategies for Defeating “Broken Office Syndrome”

By: Dana Manciagli When it comes to effective office environments, following a strict chain of command doesn’t always lead to a more efficient staff. Typically, each employee in the chain of command is responsible for a particular area of the business and efficiency reigns. However, problems most often arise when…
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January 15, 2015

Managing Multiple Generations

Organizations are facing a unique challenge these days.  The American workforce is as diverse as ever, with workers spanning four generations.  Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y comprise 95 percent of today's workforce, and their defining characteristics and motivations are about as diverse as can be.  "Traditionalists," born between…
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October 30, 2014

Hallmarks of Effective Leadership

We think of leaders so often as being the big wigs, the men and women at the helm of an organization.  But leaders don't always hold a management or executive role; they can just as easily be among subordinates and even entry-level workers.  Knowing some common qualities of an effective…
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