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The Truth About Getting the Best from People, Second Edition by Martha I. Finney

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Truth 69. You’re still the boss

Take a moment, if you will, to imagine the perfect day at work. By the time you arrive, everyone is already there. Everyone works brilliantly together. All your employees completely understand the many layers and values of pulling together as a team toward a common goal. They work long hours when necessary, without being told to. They support each other’s efforts and celebrate each other’s successes. They trust each other implicitly because they themselves are trustworthy.

All except one. And that’s the one person who makes you doubt the entire construct of employee engagement and the power of intrinsic motivation. This is the person who challenges you every day to remember that you’re still the boss.

It’s one ...

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