Managing with the Brain in Mind David Rock AUTUMN 2009, ISSUE 56 …Although a job is often regarded as a purely economic transaction, in which people exchange their labor for financial compensation, the brain experiences … Continue reading Neuroscience shows threats bad and freedom good
Mitch Albom “People are only mean when they’re threatened and that’s what our culture does… And when you get threatened, you start looking out only for yourself. You start making money a god. It is … Continue reading On the focus on money
Motivating people: Getting beyond money M. Dewhurst, M. Guthridge, & E. Mohr NOVEMBER 2009 Companies around the world are cutting back their financial-incentive programs, but few have used other ways of inspiring talent. We think … Continue reading McKinsey Quarterly on non-material motivators
Should We Eliminate Our Vacation Policy? by Henry Blodget 24 DECEMBER 2009 At The Business Insider, we currently have a standard vacation policy–a certain number of weeks a year. That said, for the past 15 … Continue reading No Vacation Policy—and they still work!
Henry Ford “If a man thinks he can or cannot perform a task, he’s right.”
Sam Walton “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves it’s amazing what they can accomplish.”
Liberating Leadership: How the Initiative-Freeing Radical Organizational Form Has Been Successfully Adopted by Isaac Getz Summer 2009 In April 2010, the article won the annual Syntec Award for the best academic article published … Continue reading California Management Review (CMR) article