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Category: motivating employees

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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Are contra-indications reducing your workplace communication effectiveness?

As a leader, your workplace communication needs to be effective.  It isn’t enough to communicate well with your employees; it’s just as important to make sure that the message is received clearly.  And for that to happen, you need to

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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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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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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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employee team-building

A unique employee team-building idea from one of my client organizations

Three weeks ago, I shared a fantastic idea from a client organization about a unique way to acknowledge and motivate employees – to hold “fake” retirement parties.  Well, today I’m thrilled to tell you about another great example of employee

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