Tag: motivation

Getting to “YES” on Job Offers

It used to be that to get a top executive, you figured out what salary you wanted to pay, offered a bonus that might be discretionary, and extended the offer. …

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Talent, Passion and Ambition – The Keys to Performance Management

Getting the most out of your people will give you the edge in pulling out of the recession.  Most leaders agree that people are their company’s #1 asset.  Yet, HR…

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Being in the Corporate “Zone”

What enables corporate executives to get into and stay “In the Zone?” In 1993, Jimmy Johnson, then the coach of the Dallas Cowboys, credited a book called Flow: The Psychology of…

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The How-to’s of Employee Retention

My last post was about the importance of keeping your best people, especially in a recession. Today I’ll focus on what motivates an “A” player. These factors need to be…

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Dead Meat Theory: Why Counteroffers Rarely Pay Off

John Q. Executive walks nervously into his boss’ office to announce, “Mr. Employer, I’m really sorry to have to tell you this, but I’ve decided to accept another position. The…

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Motivation = Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose (Dan Pink)

Dan Pink is a provocative business guru with 4 books to his credit.  Hiring guru Lou Adler sent around a link today to a visually stunning  “Well Drawn Animation on…

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Employee Retention in Recession – Part II

My last post was about the importance of keeping your best people, especially in a recession. Today I’ll focus on what motivates an “A” player. These factors need to be…

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I Hated My Interview!

I Hated My Interview!

If you are a company that makes job candidates feel welcome, congrats!  Unfortunately, some employers treat job candidates badly, and pay a steep price – losing the candidate!  Supply of…...

Going Beyond Goals – How to Create a Job Performance Objective

Going Beyond Goals – How to Create a Job Performance Objective

Most job descriptions just list generic duties and responsibilities that can look interchangeable for different jobs.  Candidates are not attracted to such descriptions, and those documents don’t provide interviewers any…...

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