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10 Minute Guide to Motivating People by Nancy Stevenson

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Rewarding Excellence

When an employee does great things, you should make a point of doing something more than commenting on it or including it in a review. Sometimes, based on the employee's capabilities, seniority, and company structure, reward takes the form of a promotion. But when a promotion isn't possible or appropriate, you can use other forms of recognition to reward excellence.

Promotions Motivate

One of the most rewarding things for me as a manager was wholeheartedly endorsing an employee for a promotion and then getting approval for that promotion from senior management. Promotions are a tangible way to reward good performance in terms of salary, title, and responsibility.

But to be strong motivators, promotions must be given judiciously. ...

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