What Motivates Employees? Here’s What the Research Says

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Motivated employees are the Holy Grail of productive businesses. In a recent survey by Monster.com, 6,000 job seekers were asked to rank the importance of employer-provided values. Not surprisingly, money talks. 96% of respondents ranked salary as most important, followed closely by job security (95%), and supervisor/manager (92%). Coming in at a close fourth place… Read more »

Professionalism Across The Generations

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In his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey’s fifth habit encourages us all to “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” If you want to interact effectively with your multi-generational team, educate yourself on each segments characteristics. Just as understanding your company’s culture helps you to communicate and navigate… Read more »

How to Impact Personal Effectiveness & Productivity in the Workplace

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“As a manager, you’re responsible for leading, inspiring, influencing, encouraging and getting results fro others. It’s a difficult task because each person youwork with has a different personaliuty, system of values and beliefs, attitude, and level of self-confidence.” ~Suzanne Updegraff, Author, Business Leader, CEO  Do you consider developing your team members as critical to strengthening… Read more »

Richard Branson and John Wooden on Personal Effectiveness

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“The only difference between merely satisfactory delivery and great delivery is attention to detail.” ~Sir Richard Branson Oftentimes, the difference between a champion and a near champion can boil down to the details. No one knows this better than John Wooden, the first man to make it to The Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach… Read more »

Increase Personal Effectiveness by Leveraging Your Underused Assets

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It’s Time to Embrace Your Weaknesses  What are your weaknesses? Are you fundamentally insecure? Perhaps overly competitive? Consider Jeff, a very successful financial manager. He also has an obsessive personality. This leads him to spend every minute of his free time reading articles and abstracts about the companies in which he is considering investing. Jeff’s… Read more »

Personal Effectiveness and Your Career Path

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There is a seemingly innocent little word that can cause great damage to your job prospects and career path, according to a recent CNN article. “Try” seems innocuous, but for current employers and potential bosses, it can raise serious red flags. Why? Perhaps it is because “try” seems to lack real commitment. Along your career… Read more »