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10 Minute Guide to Motivating People by Nancy Stevenson

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Introduction

Recently I trained a new puppy. All the books I read claimed that, in reality, it's the owner who gets trained not the dog. That's also somewhat true about motivating. This book doesn't tell you what the people who work for you should do; it tells you how, by changing the approach you take, you can inspire your people to respond with more positive and productive behavior in the workplace.

Motivating people involves an interesting mixture of common sense and a deeper understanding of what makes people tick. It's an orchestration of awarding financial compensation, paying compliments, and challenging people to excel. And it's an art that, when performed well, is the hallmark of a good manager.

The difficult and delightful reality is that, ...

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