The importance of motivating through appreciation

O.A. Battista, a Canadian-American chemist and author, said, “People are always motivated by at least two reasons; the one they tell you about, and a secret one.”

Charles M Schwab, the first president of U.S. Steel Corp., said, “I have yet to find a man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.”

While it’s a proven fact that high levels of motivation lead to more effective, efficient, and productive workers, owners and managers sometimes find themselves struggling to find ways to keep the motivational levels needed to reach business goals.

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When business becomes too much about 'busyness'

Dinesh Kumar Biran, senior captain at Air India said, “We are the generation capable of doing many things at once, without enjoying any of them.” At a recent business event, the folks at my table were discussing “busyness” and the need to be better at multitasking. Juggling work and personal demands seems to be an ongoing challenge for most of us. When asked, “How are you?” how often do you find yourself automatically answering, “Busy!” In today’s world almost everyone is busy. It seems to be the new status quo. 

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