February 2018 archive

Feb 09

10 Reasons Why Employee Motivation Programs are a Huge Waste of Time

By Paul Marciano (https://writespeaksell.com/tag/dr-paul-marciano#sthash.MLHJNLU2.dpbs) Paul Marciano Despite all the research that confirms traditional reward and recognition programs decrease employee motivation and productivity, organizations persist in their use. Why? Perhaps because they seem to make sense taken at face value. I mean, who would think that “Employee of the Month” programs actually destroy employ morale and teamwork – but …

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Feb 09

How To Help Employees Find Meaning In Work

David K. Williams , CONTRIBUTOR Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkwilliams/2017/06/25/defining-and-finding-meaning-in-work/#624563b63aa5) It’s communication. That’s how leaders can help their employees to find their meaning. From Dan Marlin of West Africa: I’ve got a somewhat philosophical question about the nature of work. What can leaders do to make their employees feel that their work has meaning? And …

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Feb 09

6 Reasons Your Employees Hate Coming to Work (and What to Do About It)

Your people will always be your most important asset. By Lolly Daskal President and CEO, Lead From Within @LollyDaskal  (https://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/6-reasons-your-employees-hate-coming-to-work-and-what-you-can-do-about-it.html) CREDIT: Getty Images A recent Gallup poll showed that just 30 percent of employees in America feel engaged at work. Around the world, across 142 countries, the proportion of employees who feel engaged at work is just …

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Feb 03

This Yale Psychologist Says Carrots And Sticks Don’t Motivate

Kevin Kruse , CONTRIBUTOR  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2017/03/27/this-yale-psychologist-says-carrots-and-sticks-dont-motivate/#3151fe44222d) Shutterstock It’s the age-old question: How do you build a workplace culture where employees are intrinsically motivated? Somewhat surprisingly, although overwhelming research speaks against traditional systems of rewards and recognition, so many companies continue wasting money on what has proved not to work. Paul …

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Feb 03

If You’re Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

It’s really easy to stray from the path. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course corrections. By Benjamin P. Hardy Contributor, Inc.com@BenjaminPHardy (https://www.inc.com/benjamin-p-hardy/if-youre-too-busy-for-these-5-things-your-life-is-more-off-course-than-you-think.html) CREDIT: Getty Images Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time. The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple – through …

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Feb 03

How To Stand Out To A Millennial Hiring Manager

Kaytie Zimmerman ,  CONTRIBUTOR  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/kaytiezimmerman/2017/02/19/how-to-stand-out-to-a-millennial-hiring-manager/2/#7c4f34ee7ec0) Once I was asked by a Baby Boomer how they could get hired by a millennial hiring manager. Since hiring discrimination based on age is illegal in the United States, the question struck me with curiosity. Interestingly enough, workers over the age of 40 are …

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Feb 03

10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

Reading is the only proven shortcut to success.   Image credit: Iakov Filimonov | Shutterstock.com Deep Patel • Contributor Author of A Paperboy’s Fable: The 11 Principles of Success (https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/287517) Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. One of the best ways to ensure that you grow as a person and a leader is to read — a lot.Time …

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