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Category: Motivation Tools

motivate employees

Trying to motivate employees? Watch out for the cobra effect.

Back in 2015, I wrote a post about how situations that were intended to motivate people to take specific action inadvertently incented them to act in the absolute opposite way.  The question of course was what that meant to you,

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right job

How do you know if you’re in the right job?

If you’re just looking for a paycheque to cover your rent and groceries, then any old job will do. But if you’re looking for the right job – a career that will not only pay the bills but also excite

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remote teams

When it comes to giving positive feedback, remote teams often get forgotten

Today’s blog post is another video strategy – this time #11 – in our series on tips to lead remote teams.  Today’s pointer is to make a deliberate effort to give your staff positive feedback. Make a deliberate effort to

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How to boost engagement in a hybrid workplace

A couple of weeks ago, Sarah Dobson, editor of the Canadian HR Reporter, reached out to me for an article she was writing about how employers can boost employee engagement in a hybrid workplace. I was thrilled to contribute. Read

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healthy competition

A little healthy competition can be good thing!

Healthy competition in the workplace can be a very effective motivator. Merge draws a parallel between leadership and ecology at Yellowstone National Park.

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behaviour change

What will it (really) take to effect behaviour change in your employees?

One of the questions I get asked very often by leaders is how to effect behaviour change?  Not just for today or tomorrow, but in a way that creates long-term and sustainable change.  The answer is: with short-term actions.  Indeed,

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