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Good managers know it’s not all about the money

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"You want to know why those engineers and astronauts reached new heights of performance? It's simple: They were going to the moon." – from Motivate Your Staff Without Money

When Charles Garfield led NASA engineers on the Apollo project in the late sixties, he found that employees—even merely so-so ones—were raising their game to new levels to get the work done. Yet no one had dangled a financial reward for landing on the moon, so what was going on? And why did performance seem to level off after history had been made?

Morey Stettner, editor of Executive Leadership, recently described for webinar attendees the power of intrinsic motivators to get workers to buy into their jobs in ways a bonus check can’t accomplish. There’s a lot of psychology in play when people sit down at their desks in the morning; learn to wield it to your advantage and you won’t have to constantly buy off staff lethargy.

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