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Drive - The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (book review)

Drive - The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (book review)

| Tom Short

Drive is a great read that promotes a fresh perspective on how to practice business in this new Millennium that is more humanistic, while remaining profitable. The Drive philosophy is grounded in Motivation Theory, and moves beyond the dated robotic focus on Rewards & Recognition, i.e. the “carrots & sticks” approach to human motivation, which Mr. Pink refers to as Motivation 2.0.

Before delving deeper into M2.0, Mr. Pink takes time to outline the basic survival core that drove human evolution for many millennia, i.e. Motivation 1.0. The basics, of course, were and remain: food, shelter & procreation. These are the fundamental security concerns of every human being. These are our biological drives, but once they are secured, human nature begins to yearn for things beyond the basics.

Kudos 2 You – Employee Engagement starts with Recognition

Kudos 2 You – Employee Engagement starts with Recognition

| Tom Short

Kudos is a simple & cost effective peer-to-peer recognition and communication system that can be employed by any size organization as a foundation and holistic approach to Employee Engagement.

I have run many companies over the years and the one common thing between them all was the need to engage the team to maximize performance and as a result the bottom-line. In each company we worked hard to articulate the vision and objectives so the team understood the big picture and what their role was in achieving our common goals. It did not matter if it was a manufacturing operation or a consulting company – the team members were looking to the leadership for purpose and direction.

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