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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
People can make such bonehead moves, can’t they? I’m sorry, but it’s true! Take this story, for example …
A sales team of twenty people were competing with each other in a friendly, month-long contest. At their end-of-month meeting, the manager got up and announced the two winners. Everything was fun and upbeat … until he said this: “If the rest of you slackers were as intelligent and hard-working as these two, maybe you’d have been up here!”
See what I mean? “Motivation through Shame and Insults!” What was he thinking? (It didn’t work, by the way. The team was furious.) Sadly, this sort of thing happens every day, and it boggles the mind. How can you explain it? I mean, seriously, don’t they know?
Here’s the thing: they don’t know. And that’s the key to the whole problem. (more…)