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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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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Succeeding in Panel Interviews

Succeeding in Panel Interviews

For the executive interviewee, panel interviews can be a minefield.  They are unpredictable in several ways:  You may not know who the interviewers are, what their role in the company…...

Excellent Customer Service

Excellent Customer Service

Are your customers happy every time?  When they aren’t, how do you respond?  I recently had a bad experience at one of my favorite food places, and wrote to the…...

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