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Building Employee Commitment: An Imperative for Business Success
  By: Gordon L. Simpson
Who cares? That indication of lack of employee commitment could be an indication of a company on the way to becoming another business failure.

Defining Success and Climbing the Mountain on Your Own Terms
  By: Dr. Susan C. Rempel
Personal success in all of its forms requires planning, hard work, and perseverance.

Does Your Business Have Team Spirit?
   Three Keys to Motivation
  By: Thomas W. McKee
Three key statements outlining motivation.

Feedback is the Breafast of Champions!
  By: Sue Romero
The skill of giving positive and constructive feedback is the most critical skill of managers. It will make or break the motivation of an employee.

How Nucor Steel Rewards Performance and Productivity
  By: Gregory P. Smith
Nucor Steel, with 7000 non-union employees and nearly $4.5 billion in sales, is one of the few remaining steel companies in the U.S. To remain competitive in its industry, it focuses on two clear goals: building steel manufacturing facilities economically, and operating the facilities productively.

How To Make Effort Rewarding
  By: Jim Clemmer
Rewarding and recognizing employees is a ticklish business. It can motivate people to explore more effective ways to do their jobs - or it can utterly discourage such efforts.

It Takes More Than Money to Motivate People
  By: Jane-Michèle Clark
Look on the net and you’ll find plenty of articles saying that money is a powerful motivator.  Talk to employees, however, and you’ll find that money doesn’t always talk – or at least not the loudest.  Time after time, sales organizations put bonus structures in place that anyone should be able to attain –and yet only a handful of people make the top levels.  Usually the same people who were at the top before the new reward structure was announced, end up on top afterwards as well.

Keeping Your Workforce Motivated In Today's Economy
  By: Gregory P. Smith
Good companies still realize people are their most important asset. Here are some innovative ideas a few organizations are using to keep morale and motivation high.

Looking To Increase Employee Performance? Motivation Is Critical.
  By: Dick Grote
There is no shortage of pop-psych books and motivational speakers who’ll tell you a thousand-and-one ways to light a fire in Sam’s belly. But what do you do when the fire goes out and none of those thousand-and-one ways seem to work any more? What do we really know about motivation?

Motivating Your Workforce Toward High Performance
  By: Gregory P. Smith
Money may attract employees to the front door, but something else has to keep them from going out the back. Managing people takes an entirely different approach than it did just a year ago. Managers and supervisors must place equal importance on employee development as they do on guests and customers. Today's workers don’t just expect a paycheck, but good employees also want personal fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment.

Motivation through Taoist Principals
  By: Matthew Schigur

Countless articles, books and online seminars claim to hold the secrets of motivation.  Sport teams bring in motivational speakers to encourage players; colleges and universities cover the topic in their courses; and many business summits feature speakers devoted to preaching the keys to motivation and success. This article explores a less traditional, but valuable approach to motivation: drawing inspiration from the acknowledgement of process and through the principles of Taoism.


Motivation: When the student is ready, the teacher shall appear.
  By: Bob Del Bianco
Anyone who has tried to motivate another person from the outside-in, knows how futile this effort can be. Motivation comes from with in. Managers need to learn that people act their way into new ways of thinking not vice versa.

Only an Integrated Approach Will Increase Employee Motivation
  By: Greg Giesen
Knowing what motivates employees is only half the battle. The real test is our ability to create a culture that fosters high morale and motivation. Too often we fall into the trap of incorporating the latest and greatest motivational programs in hopes of creating improved performance. These short-term remedies can often serve as band-aids to problems that require much greater attention. As a result, improvements in morale and motivation tend to occur sporadically within an organization instead of in a collective, synergistic way.

Pathways and Pitfalls to Giving Personal Recognition and Appreciation
  By: Jim Clemmer
Effectively using values to care for the context and provide focus to a team or organization can be very difficult leadership acts. Discover the Clarifying Organizational Values approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.

Reward and Recognition Pathways and Pitfalls
  By: Jim Clemmer
Learn which employee rewards and recognition work and which to avoid.


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