9 Things That Motivate Employees More Than Money

This is a really well written article about management which is timely and relevant.

Business & Money

The ability to motivate employees is one of the greatest skills an entrepreneur can possess. Two years ago, I realized I didn’t have this skill. So I hired a CEO who did.

Josh had 12 years in the corporate world, which included running a major department at Comcast. I knew he was seasoned, but I was still skeptical at first. We were going through some tough growing pains, and I thought that a lack of cash would make it extremely difficult to improve the company morale.

I was wrong.

With his help and the help of the great team leaders he put in place, Josh not only rebuilt the culture, but also created a passionate, hard-working team that is as committed to growing and improving the company as I am.

Here are nine things I learned from him:

  1. Be generous with praise. Everyone wants it and it’s one of the easiest…

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Do you need a cocktail? OK, you’re hired!


Welcome aboard!

I have held a bunch of jobs over the years but only got one in the conventional way (want ads, resume, interview). Even that job (my 22 year job at Canisius College) has had unconventional twists. Here are the jobs I can remember:

Tying grapevines (Age 12-13ish) soon you will see the irony – my girlfriend’s father owned the farm

Receptionist, title clerk, bookkeeper – my father’s car dealership

College Bookstore accounting clerk – first job I ever got while drinking alcohol

Yachting Supply Store accounting clerk – second job I got while drinking alcohol

Music Teacher – third job I got while drinking alcohol and the position I was least qualified to hold (job saved my life, though…blog to follow sometime…)

College Administrator – this job most fully matched my skill set and my education (perhaps it is no coincidence I have held it for over 22 years!). While alcohol was not part of me getting the job it certainly has helped while holding the job! Kidding! Sort of…

Athletic Business Consultant – no alcohol…during a coffee break during a meeting

And now: (and I don’t think of this as a job since I have a 50 hour + one which keeps me pretty busy)

Food & Wine Columnist!www.BelowtheFalls.com And, guess what?

Alcohol WILL be involved! I am going to get to write about the bounty “Below the Falls” and share my experiences, recipes and years of culinary experimentation.

Stay tuned…

Life is good!


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