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Category: workplace motivators

employee acknowledgement

When it comes to employee acknowledgement, what message are you sending?

The topic of employee acknowledgement comes up often in my leadership development practice.  Specifically, the point of view that advocates that the paycheque we give our employees is the best recognition we can give them for a job well done. 

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motivating your employees

“One size doesn’t fit all” when it comes to motivating your employees!!

As regular readers know, the topic of motivating your employees comes up often here on the blog.  I am repeatedly gobsmacked at how some managers are absolutely clueless as to what it takes.  Really, it isn’t that hard, or at

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acknowledgement

The art of acknowledgement: the power of workplace recognition

My latest column in The Globe and Mail is about the importance and art of acknowledgement in the workplace.  I have always told leaders that taking the time to recognize, appreciate and thank your people generates a tremendous return on

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giving credit

Giving credit fairly in a collaborative work environment

One thing I hear often from both leaders and employees is how de-motivating it can be when credit (for an innovative idea, a successful project outcome, or just a job well done) is not given fairly. Invariably, as more and

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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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Now is a great time to assess (or re-assess) your personal motivations

Glynis Devine and I have been professional colleagues for several years, but only just recently we also started collaborating on several projects.  As a result, she has also become a dear friend.  I am SO thrilled that she agreed to

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