Sustaining the Motivation to Excel

I got pushback yesterday on a presentation I did on motivation.  I was challenging sacred cows, and a number of the business people present didn’t like it.

My central message:  (more…)

Stop Celebrating Success

A lot of managers are big on “celebrating success.” This idea is a trap — for some not-so-obvious reasons.

When we’re patted on the head — “good job” — we get a short-term high, (more…)