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How to Motivate People, 2nd Edition by Patrick Forsyth

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At this point it is worth taking stock. In dissecting any process, certainly one with as many aspects to it as motivating people, there is a danger that the complexities pile up, leaving one with a feeling that it is all somewhat difficult. Yet some things are entirely straightforward. All managers are ultimately judged on their results. Whether you manage one other person, a small team or an entire organisation, you are dependent on the contribution others make as much, if not more, than on what you do yourself. And the quality of others’ contribution is dependent on their motivation. People perform better when their motivation is high. What is ...

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