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Category: Motivation Tools

Hate your job? You have three choices

If you’re spending eight hours a day (or more) in a job that you’re not crazy about, then you have three options moving forward.  That’s right, only three!  And whining at the water cooler about how much you hate your

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Focus on employee retention by invoking Price’s Law

Have you heard of Price’s Law? It may improve your employee retention? Derek Price was a British physicist who is credited with identifying the mathematical relationship between (1) literature on a specific subject, and (2) the number of authors in

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Employee motivation starts with meeting their needs

My professional colleague and friend Steve Foran is on a mission to help one billion people become happier.  And he’s well on his way!  He does this through a variety of avenues, but primarily through his research and teaching on

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Acknowledgement and praise are powerful tools to develop your employees

We’ve been talking all year on the blog about specific ideas to develop your employees, and today’s tip now brings us up to Strategy #23.  It is to deliberately and consciously seek out opportunities to praise and acknowledge your staff

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Influence employee behaviour by using the Convenient Fruit Principle

One of my favourite hotels always has a large bowl of fruit sitting on the counter in their front desk area, available to any of their hotel clientele who want a quick snack.  Recently, as I checked in one evening,

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To motivate employees, thank their spouses and families

This blog post was originally written in January 2014, and has been updated since then.  Over the years, I have posted many times about zero-cost or inexpensive ways to motivate employees.  Each time my focus has been on ways to

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