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Category: employee motivation

leadership messages

What leadership messages are you (inadvertently) sending? Or when does duct tape become good enough?

  This happened a couple of weeks ago, and it made me think about whether we expect enough from our people, and what leadership messages we may be deliberately or inadvertently sending to them. When duct tape becomes good enough

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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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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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employee performance

Employee performance = ability X motivation

It’s necessary to assess TWO factors when trying to get at the root cause of an employee performance problem. Leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji explains.

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Five ways to make flexible working work

The proliferation of flexible work continues.  Whether the flexibility is related to hours (such as flexi-time, compressed weeks, or part-time work) or workstyles (telecommuting, flexible workspaces, or job sharing), it is something that more employees want.  Flexible working arrangements are

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What creates healthy employees? The Globe’s Employee Recommended Workplace Awards offers insights

Just over one year ago, I told all of you about this very cool project that was sponsored by my colleagues at The Globe & Mail – a Canada-wide survey that is investigating what companies are doing to foster a

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