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incentivize
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How to Incentivize Your Lean Startup Team

Incentivize Startup Employees and Build a Dream Team Entrepreneurs create startups for a reason: They don’t want to be stuck in a cubicle performing the same mundane tasks every day like cogs in a bigger machine. Startup employees typically have the same goals, and working for a startup provides experiences corporate America simply can’t offer....
Listening
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Bad Bosses: What Do Employees Say About You

Are you listening to what your employees are saying about you? Being aware of what your employees think of you and the force you have on their behaviour is a powerful form of insight. As an authority figure, your conduct and actions will have a significant impact on how your staff feels about their jobs....
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Expressing Gratitude

Thanking people works wonders for business because it expresses one of our most basic emotions: gratitude. When someone does something nice for you, they expect gratitude — and think less of you for withholding it. Sure you pay people a fair wage, but why not also say thank you for a job well done? The...
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Four Steps to Positive Employee Recognition

Employee pride doesn't start with a formal employee recognition program, it starts with you. Here are 4 easy steps to begin to improve your skills. Make a list of all the important groups of people in your work life. Write down the name of every important person in each group. Twice a week, review the list...
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How Do You Know?

In response to my post on Delusional People Nikole asked: "I now have employees, who are representatives of my name, working for me. And how do I know they are going to do the best job possible?" Her question about "how do I know" is a great one! Here at PFL we have been talking...
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Delusions

I've recently had to deal with some delusional employees. In all three cases, they thought that they were top performers, worth double or more their current compensation. This, even though two of the three had been here for less than a year, and had average performance at best. But they had told themselves stories. In...