When you wake up in the morning, what fuels you to begin the day? Are you passionate about your work? The triggers that motivate people to achieve are unique for everyone; for some it’s money; for others, it’s wanting to make a difference, writes Glenn Llopis in Forbes.com.
Motivation has been studied for decades, and leaders often use motivational books and other tools to get employees to increase their performance or get them back on track. But if you’re a leader, it’s critical to get to know your employees, and to be specific about how you help each of them achieve their goals, desires and aspirations. To help one another and to accomplish that, you must identify those motivating factors. In this piece from Forbes.com, see the nine things that ultimately motivate employees to achieve.
Greater IBM, what do you think of these nine motivators? Please share your own story and perspectives by commenting.
It’s not how whether you suffer from the stress you have – everyone has stress. It’s how you deal with it that determines how happy, and even how healthy, you’re going to be – in other words, your quality of life.
Here’s a potentially life-changing list of nine scientifically proven things that successful people do to overcome workplace stress. And a hint: it might very well involve your being less productive.
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), a division of Working Mother Media, has released its annual list of the top 50 companies for executive women in 2013.
IBM tops the list.
While a mere 4% of America’s major corporations currently have female CEOs, the list spotlights the businesses that lead the nation in their commitment to female leadership. “This year we see measurable progress for women at companies that have made their advancement a priority,” says NAFE president Betty Spence. “For women, these are the top companies to work for.” Get the rest of the story at Forbes.com.
No more curating. No more passionate people, and no more unique, creative, motivated, or innovative candidates, says speaker and columnist Jeff Haden – there are far better ways to talk about yourself, in person and online.
Selecting the top 100 Twitter accounts that every business, technology, and leadership person should follow on Twitter was not an easy task, says award-winning inventor Vala Afshar, CMO of Enterasys Networks.
To ensure proper due diligence, he solicited input from his own 11,000 Twitter followers. Based on the striking commonalities he found among their must-follow feeds, he’s compiled this crucial list of people you should get to know if you’re not following them already. Get the list.
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With lots of recent year-end wrap-up articles investigating what went wrong in 2012, it’s good to see this one that takes the opposite approach: pointing out the people who deserve big kudos for doing things RIGHT last year.
Sometimes the route to happiness depends more on what you don’t do. Happiness–in your business life and your personal life–is, more often than not, a matter of subtraction, not addition. Think, for example, about what would happen if you were to stop doing these 10 things. Why not make an early 2013 resolution?