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Upgrading the Motivational Operating System by opensourceway

Stop Trying to Motivate your Employees! (Self-Determination Theory at Work)

Most managers think that motivating employees is the #1 part of their job.  Or they make the distinction between managers, who attempt to get things done by delegating and motivating employees through incentives and discipline, and leaders, who create a compelling vision and motivate employees through empowerment and inspiration.  But everyone seems to feel that […]

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Bellman by Leo Reynolds

Why First Impressions Don’t Matter Much

A great article by Andrea Petersen appeared in the Wall Street Journal Travel section last week outlining the “Hidden Ways Hotels Court Guests Faster.”  The article focused on all the ways that different hotel brands are trying to dazzle their guests with an excellent first impression. Hotel industry executives (myself included) were likely to be […]

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Just Full of Ideas by Cayusa

Innovation Lessons from the Idea Factory

Before Twitter, before Facebook, before Google, and before Apple, there was Bell Labs: “From its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, Bell Labs—officially, the research and development wing of AT&T—was the biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world.  From the transistor to the laser, from digital […]

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