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People & Motivation (25)

CHAMPFROGS… The 10 Intrinsic Desires

In Management 3.0 classes I let participants play an exercise called Moving Motivators, which uses the CHAMPFROGS model for intrinsic mot...

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I Made a Lot of Money, and It Made Me Very Happy

The year 2012 was (financially) my best year ever. The sum of revenue on courses, workshops, presentations, royalties, product sales, lic...

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Moving Motivators (Free Exercise)

I invented a new exercise which allows people to reflect on their motivation, and how this is being affected by organizational change. Ch...

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People Motivation: Target Intrinsic Desires

In some earlier blog posts I wrote that intrinsic motivation is preferred over extrinsic motivation. Nothing new there, I’m sure. But w...

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The Open Space Policy for Managers

One of the management concepts I dislike the most, is the Open Door Policy. The idea of this policy is that every manager’s door is ope...

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The Do-It-Yourself Team Values Kit

Agile principles, Lean principles, Scrum values, XP values… Anyone who wants to guide and motivate a software development team seems to...

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Only People Are Qualified for Control

In any software project only people are capable of accumulating knowledge and exhibiting creativity, and only people have the ability to ...

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Innovation is the Key to Survival

In the western world, and in any other competitive environment, innovation is the key to survival. It is a matter of life and death for c...

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The Three Phases of Creativity

A little background reading on creativity made me find the article Definitions of Creativity, by Arthur J. Cropley, which provides intere...

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Rehire Every Employee, Every Day

Two years ago my partner and I bought three small (but expensive) olive trees for our roof terrace. We carefully planted the trees in ver...

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What Motivates (Some of) Us

A number of weeks ago I asked readers to tell me what motivates them. The most original/inspiring contribution was awarded with $100 wort...

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No, I Will NOT Call Your Ex-Boss

Last week Johanna Rothman and I noticed that we disagree on the topic of checking people's references. We thought it would be interes...

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