Manager's Guide to Motivating Employees

ISBN-10: 0071772979
ISBN-13: 9780071772976
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Anne Bruce
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

Brian Rosebury is Principal Lecturer in English, University of Central Lancashire.About the Author Anne Bruce is a nationally recognized speaker, workshop leader, and author. Her books with MHP include "Motivating Employees" (Briefcase), "Be Your Own Mentor" (Briefcase), "Building A High Morale Workplace" (Briefcase), "How to Motivate Every Employee" (Mighty Manager), "Perfect Phrases for Documenting Employee Performance Problems", and "Discover True North".

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Motivation Is an Inside Job
Motivation: Intrinsic and Extrinsic
Kick Up Employee Motivation and Performance Using This Easy Assessment
Using This Powerful Motivation Tool
Create an Environment of Intrinsic Motivation Through Self-Discovery
The Three Most Common Ways to Influence Motivation
Relationships: A Key to Better Performance
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 1
Working with Human Nature
Why, What, When, and How Things Happen
The Concept of Theory X and Theory Y
Human Needs and Response
Human Nature at Work
Managers-Nurture-Nature-What We Give Attention to Flourishes; What We Ignore Dies
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 2
Encouraging Entrepreneurial Thinking
Make Everyone Feel Like a Business Partner
Five Steps to Creating Entrepreneurial Thinkers
Help Your Employees Feel As If They Own the Business
Engaging Remote Employees to Act as Entrepreneurs
The Doctor Is In
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 3
Linking Motivation to Performance
What Is "Performance"?
Eight Steps to Help Employees Achieve Higher Performance
Be Realistic with Your Performance Goals
Expect the Best-and Don't Let It Surprise You
Taking Advantage of the Pygmalion Effect to Improve Employee Performance
Performance: Drive and Direction
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 4
Helping Employees Accept Responsibility for Motivation
Motivating People with Responsibility and Authority
Let People Be Powerful and Magnify Their Potential
The Power of Belief: Setting "Perfect Present-Tense Personalized" Goals
Redefining the Manager-Employee Relationship
Helping Employees Take Responsibility for Their Own Motivation
Encourage Accountability
Why Do Any of Us Do What We Do?
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 5
Riding the Waves of Hope and Trust
A Surfer-Leader Brands Trust at MedAmerica Billing Services, Inc.
A Profound Message about Human Potential
Trust Your Employees
Reinforcing Hope and Trust
The Benefits of a Trusting Organization
Passion Turns Zero into a Hero-Teach Employees to Trust in Themselves
Let Your Employees Run the Show
Inspiring Vision
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 6
Fun and Motivation = Profits and Productivity
The Aussie Who Motivates Leaders with FUN!
Physiological Benefits of Humor
Fun: An Effective Organizational Strategy
Making Work More Enjoyable
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 7
Attacking the De-Motivators
Shooing Away the "Attitude Vultures"
You Can Motivate or De-Motivate
Fighting De-Motivators
Hire the Best
Retain the Best
Give Employees Honest Feedback, Praise, and Encouragement
Build Employees' Confidence
Motivating Employees Beyond Fear
De-Motivators? What De-Motivators?
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 8
Clear the Path to Employee Performance
Thinking in Terms of the System
The Human Side of Operations
Stop Workplace Drama
Developing Insight into Your Business System
Adapting to the System
Changing the System
Caring for the System
Challenge: Understand and Improve the System
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 9
Inspiring Motivated Teamwork from the Head and the Heart
The Human Side of Teamwork
Teambuilding: What's Love Got to Do with It?
Why the Emphasis on Teams?
Google It
From HR Thought Leader to Cheerleader
Next Man Up Management
Affinity Groups, Employee Resource Groups, and Inclusion Meetings Create a Twenty-First Century Workplace
Managing Self-Directed Teams
Teams, Teams, Teams
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 10
Unleash the Potential of Synergy
Team Members Develop the Potential in Others
Benchmark to Inspire Synergy
Use All Those Brains Around You
Possess the "Eyes to See" Your Employees
Rejuvenate for Synergy
Increase Energy and You Increase Synergy
Working Together Is Organic
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 11
Conclusion-Driving It All the Way Home
Be a Success-Oriented Manager
Dig Deep for Ways to Help Employees Become Self-Motivated
It's Either Motivation or Mediocrity
Employee Development: An Ongoing Challenge in Good Times and Economically Difficult Times
Organize a Coaching Program
Find Out What Employees Love to Do
You Can Be a Motivating Manager!
Manager's Checklist for Chapter 12
Index

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