November 2016

The motivation conundrum

Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, has explored the irrationality of people’s decision-making processes in best-selling books. In his latest book, “Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivation,” he explains that what drives people is far more complicated than most of us understand – and why business leaders would be wise to take a closer look.

Riding sales enablement into victory lane

There’s a fine line between winning and losing. Victory can be decided in the small details others often overlook or deem unimportant. Not paying attention to those details can cost you. Big time.

Millennials are not from Mars

Can we dial it back on the “what millennials want” talk?
You can’t pick up a magazine (we’re guilty) or attend a trade show these days without running into yet another discussion on the likes and dislikes of people born between 1982 and 2002 (the officially unofficial definition of millennials).
They like free snacks at work. Who doesn’t?

Could a Wells Fargo-Like Debacle Happen at Your Company?

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf came under harshcriticism from all sides after 5,300 employees and managers at the bank’s retail division were fired for their role in purpose­fully opening unauthorized accounts in the names of their customers in order to reach daily and weekly quotas and earn incentives.

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