How to Motivate People When Pay is Off the Table

An interesting theme ran through several conversations I had over the past few weeks. People are frustrated in volunteer roles. Non-profit leaders can't figure out how to engage volunteers. They want to know how to motivate people, which can be especially tricky in situations where pay isn't involved. In this case, for volunteers. Interestingly, the frustrated volunteers were exactly the type of people the other group was looking for. After spending a significant amount of time in the non-profit sector and working with military reservists and…

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The 7 Hidden Reasons Your Employees Leave You

In The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave, employee-retention expert Leigh Branham discusses how companies can tackle employee disengagement and retain their best and brightest people. Nearly 90% of bosses think their employees quit to make more money. That means nearly 90% of bosses are wrong. Studies show these are the seven “real” reasons that retention isn’t better: Ask HR people their top issue these days, and it’s likely to be retention. That’s no surprise. The cost in dollars and disruption of replacing a trained employee is…

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8 Tips On How You Can Avoid My 4:00AM Regrets

You are not your 2 am conversations; not your 3 am nightmares; not your 4 am regrets - Mark Dimaisip I don’t mind telling you that business could always be better. Or that, I miss the energies created by surrounding myself with a powerful team. Or that, I am often awake at 4:00. So maybe that is why Mark Dimaisip’s poem resonated with me, as did the Hidden Brain podcast episode on regret. Everyone has regrets. Some say, regret is the most common emotion. Amy Summerville,…

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