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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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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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