Curb Their Anger

In an elementary school where I used to teach, the “behavior room” (where the bad kids got sent) displayed this poster:  “It’s okay to be angry. It’s not okay to be mean.”

I don’t care how “invaluable” the employee is — (more…)

Motivation 101a: The 2 Essential Drives

To motivate folks, you need to know what makes them tick, right?

Well, maybe not.  You can make them do stuff through intimidation.  And you can bribe them.  (more…)