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Positive Feedback – Why Are You So Reluctant to Give It?

Positive feedback for a job well done is a powerful motivator. Then why are most managers so reluctant to tell people they did good work when that is the case?

Jess Lear, the psychologist that authored the famous book “I Ain’t Much, Baby – But I’m All I Got”, put it this way: “praise is like sunshine to the human spirit; we cannot grow without it. And yet, while most of us are only too ready to apply to others the cold wind of criticism, we are somehow reluctant to give our fellow man the warm sunshine of praise.”

Nintendo: For a Century Plus, Taking the Long Term View!

This past year and a half have been eventful for 130 year old Nintendo, with the company vaulting back from the brink of irrelevance to reclaim its position atop the global video game industry.

How Do Winners, Like Amazon and Microsoft, Win?

It seems that almost every day the financial news is dominated by the likes of Amazon continuing its rise to be the dominant retailer and Microsoft showing it is re-energized around the Cloud and registering financial results that make it look like a startup again.

Houston Astros: A Lesson in Implementing Change!

When the Houston Astros won last year’s major league baseball World Series, it marked the end of a long and challenging road.  It was the first time in the club’s 56 year history that it won the title and only 4 years ago, the team lost a staggering 111 games out of 162.  The team […]

Newell and Jarden: Fighting Over Elmer’s Glue and Mr. Coffee!

In December of 2015 the CEO of Jarden Corp. negotiated a deal where he sold his company to Newell Brands and got a huge personal payout. He also negotiated that he would become a member of the new Board of Directors. The prior CEO of Newell became the CEO of the newly-merged organization which retained the name of Newell.

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