Why you shouldn’t assume money won’t motivate

Cross-posted from LinkedIn.How many workers are going around, saying, “You know, I don't need any more money”? Only a few of us since the recession. And as employment has returned,wages have struggled to keep pace.Money alone is insufficient to motivate employees, the popular literature says. There is more to a happy, productive employee than compensation, so…Read more Why you shouldn’t assume money won’t motivate

What I’ve written lately

I'm mostly doing interviews of small-business owners for SmartBrief, and here are those and other stuff I've done recently:Aubrey Daniels on how to make a better budgetOverworked and overwhelmed? Your answer starts with what you can controlQ-and-A with Erik Severinghaus of SimpleRelevanceSmall business Q-and-A: Steve McKee, McKee Wallwork & Co.How Qualia Coffee went from roastery…Read more What I’ve written lately

A few things I’ve written (and been quoted in) lately

I haven't been up to a ton of writing, but I've not been inactive. Here's what I've done in the past couple of months: SmartBlog on Leadership: Moving past performance appraisals: A conversation with Aubrey Daniels: This was a lot of fun. Aubrey is a wonderful, ornery, wise man who cuts through the theoretical noise…Read more A few things I’ve written (and been quoted in) lately

The JFK assassination and when events fade from memory into history

"It was a day I recall vividly like it was yesterday. We were, that very day, discussing the three branches of government (at a Miami high school) and the role of the President. I was making allusions to President Kennedy and the things he was doing when the announcement came over the speaker that he…Read more The JFK assassination and when events fade from memory into history

Things I’ve been writing: Covering #2013GC

I was recently out at the Milken Institute Global Conference, which is always an exhausting blur, albeit one that's educational and fascinating. I wrote five posts from there: Conference 101 for speakers and panelists How can entrepreneurs get the financing they need? How Disney built environmental concerns into its financial planning Live from #2013GC: Talent…Read more Things I’ve been writing: Covering #2013GC