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Undercover Boss:
Are You Really Aware?

by Vicki Wrona, PMP: Oprah recently interviewed two of the executives from the new upcoming show called Undercover Boss. These CEOs and Presidents posed as entry level employees to get a taste of their employees’ jobs and what working for…
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Retaining Employees: Be Nice, Get Paid

by Rob Zell: When teaching leadership and management skills I refer to maintaining and/or enhancing self-esteem as a foundational practice for all leaders. When I do, I typically get a few participants who give a very subtle eye-roll or smirk.…
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What Motivates More Than Pay? Lots!

By Vicki Wrona, PMP: There are many things that motivate. To a point, pay is a motivator. However, that is not the only motivator, and often not the greatest one. What other things are motivating? Well, there are several. Let’s explore…
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Team or Superteam?

By Rob Zell: Recently, Darrell Stiffler posted his blog on Vroom’s theory of motivation and it’s a solid account of how to keep people engaged in the work at hand. I would like to add that you should also strive to put people into positions…
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Toxicity: Person, Place, or Thing?

by Dr. Burl W. Randolph Jr. I rarely talk about the dirty little secret in leadership: Toxicity. We have all been there and seen that, yet it continues to exist in the contemporary workplace. Some of this toxicity can be identified…
Office Space, ©1999 Twentieth Century Fox
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It’s a Question of Motivation

By Craig Covello, PMP: You may remember a little movie titled “Office Space” made back in 1999 starring Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston and David Herman.  Livingston plays Peter Gibbons, an employee of Initech who dreads his job. …