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Differences in Performance Perceptions

As the recession pushed organizations to practice care in spending while attempting to hang on to their highest value talent, pay for performance experienced a renewal. Faced with limited resources and increased demand for efficiency, leaders appealed to their higher … Continue reading

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Motivation and Money

Most of us know the feeling of having to strengthening our resolve to do something that we dread. As a student, it may be completing homework that holds no interest to us, attending a class that lulls us to sleep … Continue reading

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Practice and Preparation Makes…

“Once a musician has enough ability to get into a top music school, the thing that distinguishes one performer from another is how hard he or she works. That’s it. And what’s more, the people at the very top don’t … Continue reading

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Something in Between

Most of us played a game when we were young that involved selecting a favorite thing between two options.  In elementary school, the game involves receiving two things that are equally pleasing, such as ice cream and cake.  By middle … Continue reading

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Why Should We Recognize Greatness?

Employee recognition is a key part of developing and maintaining a highly productive workforce.   Although at times it might be thought of as being a nice gesture that an employer uses periodically to make employees feel good, in reality, it … Continue reading

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Nature of Slopes: Building Motivation

All of us have wished that we could encourage motivation by simply waving a magic wand and transforming our workforce.  How many times have you heard an employee say that a specific task is not his or her job, I … Continue reading

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People Watching: Watch and Learn

Most of us entertain ourselves through people watching at least once in a while.  It could be at the mall, in a restaurant, or even our child’s school.  There is something fascinating about watching the small gestures, plethora of facial … Continue reading

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