Goals That Make Employee-Centric Managers Out-Perform All Others

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In the field of organizational psychology today, the dominant theory of employee motivation is goal-setting theory. It’s a powerful theory explaining what activates people to perform at increasingly higher levels. Research shows that those who set goals clearly outperform those who don’t. And further, that those who set specific, difficult goals outperform those who set…

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Eight Keys to Managerial Success

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I asked 80,000 workers worldwide what they most wanted from their immediate manager. They told me there were eight managerial attributes important to them. Five are behaviors – that is, actions managers use to adjust to or influence the behavior of others. One is a skill – a behavior performed with elevated competence. And two…

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Nine Reasons You Should Read The Employee-Centric Manager

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Reason 1: You want to understand what employees most want from you. This applies to all managers, even the most experienced, but especially to first timers. The truth is that many managers lack a solid understanding of what their employees want – and this can lead to a laundry list of headaches. Reason 2: You want to…

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