How to use REWARDS to bring out the best in people

In last week’s Tuesday Tip, I said, “When all is said and done, about two-thirds of the motivational research can be summarized in two principles: That which gets inspected gets done, and That which gets rewarded gets done.” And I addressed the first principle, the ACCOUNTABILITY principle, in last week’s issue. But how can you use REWARDS to bring out the …

How to make ACCOUNTABILITY come alive in your organization

Frank showed up late for work one day and his boss yelled, “You should’ve been here at 8:30!” Frank replied, “Why? What happened at 8:30?” Funny? Perhaps … as long as you’re not the boss trying to motivate that employee. Ever since the beginning of time, people have been looking for ways to motivate the best in others. And there …

Are you buying their time or capturing their hearts today

You can buy people’s time. It’s up for sale. Employees agree to work or perform a task if you pay them a certain amount of money. However, that’s a very short-sighted approach to motivation and leadership. That’s throwing an awful lot of money, creativity and productivity out the window because you’re not tapping into those employees’ hearts. Great leaders (and …