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Does Money Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research

Does Money Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
We all need to get paid. But the evidence suggests it undermines our intrinsic motivations.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:41 PM

Great question and good research.  In my experience with most people earning a reasonable (probably above minimum wage) wad, money is one of these  "and another thing...' things. E.g, "They don't value, me praise me, give me a purpose worth believing in, and another thing, they don't pay me enough!'

HR Trend Institute's curator insight, April 11, 2013 9:04 PM

You're more likely to like your job if you focus on the work itself, and less likely to enjoy it if you're focused on money

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, May 2, 2013 12:16 PM

Does money actually motivate or demotivate people? This is a good overview of some research on HBR blog.

 

Although, the author cannot give a clear conclusion, he does say this: "The fact that there is little evidence to show that money motivates us, and a great deal of evidence to suggest that it actually demotivates us, supports the idea that that there may be hidden costs associated with rewards." Interesting stuff!

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Walk AWAY in Your Value – The Go-Giver Way

Walk AWAY in Your Value – The Go-Giver Way | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

In this post by Certified Go-Giver Speaker/Coach and Ninja Selling Instructor, Dennis Giannetti, he takes a phrase we often use in terms of applying Go-Giver principles, “Walk In Your Value” and he provides a totally different angle. And, as is always the case with Dennis…he makes a LOT of sense.

Enjoy Dennis’ wisdom! – Bob Burg

 
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From the post "What is the cost of doing business with people that don’t respect your time? That may not value your services?"

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6 Things You Need to Write an Effective Call to Action

6 Things You Need to Write an Effective Call to Action | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

The call to action, or CTA, is without a doubt the most important piece of copy you’ll write for your webpage, email or advertisement. It’s the pitch that creates the revenue that fuels your business.

 

That’s why you can’t risk winging it when it comes to phrasing your CTAs. You need to know what to say, how to say it and who you’re saying it to, or you risk putting a serious dent in your sales or signup numbers.

 

So, we’ve put together this list of six tips to help guide you down the path to killer CTA creation. Follow these steps and you’ll have a much greater chance of getting your audience to click where and when you want them to.

 


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donhornsby's curator insight, March 24, 9:55 AM

This is a great actionable list on how to craft the best CTA (Call To Action). Must read. Must master this. 

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Your Business Doesn’t Need A Facebook Page

Your Business Doesn’t Need A Facebook Page | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
I’ll start this post with the disclaimer that the title may be a little misleading. This article won’t argue that businesses can’t benefit from Facebook pages but it won’t kneel at the altar of Zuckerberg either.  The goal here is to shed some light on misconceptions generated by “social media gurus” about the importance of Facebook pages for business, and why your business probably doesn’t need one.

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Facebook can work, but it's not for every business. Don't believe the hype from social media "gurus", as Sam Fiorella states in this excellent article.


If it doesn't make sense for your brand to be on Facebook, you don't have to be there... 

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How I Organize Evernote: A Peek Inside My Personal System

How I Organize Evernote: A Peek Inside My Personal System | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
I often refer to Evernote as my digital brain. It has replaced my physical filing cabinet, allowing me to go completely digital. It is where I store anything I need to reference later. But Evernote can quickly become unwieldy if you don’t have a system for using it. It doesn’t have to be complex, but […]
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4 Ways to Increase User Confidence in Moodle - Super Moodle

4 Ways to Increase User Confidence in Moodle - Super Moodle | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Moodle provides a great platform to aid in moving education online. But as with any new and disruptive technology, some people – teachers and students alike – are reluctant to adopt and even embrace it. However, there are ways to increase user confidence so that they can explore the software and in turn gain maximum value from it.

The article presents 3 ways to convince those who are reluctant or hesitant to embrace Moodle, through improving Moodle user experience so that it can be more educational, informative and care-free.

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Guidelines for Designing Professional Development

Guidelines for Designing Professional Development | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
I'm in the midst of planning massive set of upcoming workshops, institutes and trainings.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 


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The Difference between Gamification and Game-Based Learning

The Difference between Gamification and Game-Based Learning | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
By Steven Isaacs Have you tried to gamify your classroom? Do you incorporate game-based learning into your curriculum? Gamification and game-based learning have become buzzwords in education yet some general confusion still exists regarding what each is and what each is not. I would love to clear up any misconceptions. Gamification Gamification is the idea of adding game elements to a nongame situation. Corporate reward programs are a good example. They reward users for certain behaviors. Starbu

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, January 19, 8:08 PM

It is good to distinguish between the two!

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 10, 11:48 AM

Good to know. They're often mixed-up. 

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How to Intentionally Build Trust

How to Intentionally Build Trust | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Trust, personality, performance, competence, and consistency are intricately linked. Those who lose trust may never know the significance of what they’ve lost, when they lost it, why they lost it, or how to regain it. But the loss is huge


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4 Counterintuitive Strategies to Build Your Business

4 Counterintuitive Strategies to Build Your Business | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Why sometimes you need to zag when everyone else zigs.

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1. Promote your competition.

Rather than viewing companies that have overlapping business interests as your competition, you should see them as potential partners. Case in point: DigitalFlash is a terrific digital strategy and experiential marketing company, and my firm, Firebrand Group, is a digital consultancy devoted to helping brands tell their stories across all digital channels. Do we compete with DigitalFlash? Absolutely. And yet, is Firebrand stronger for relying on DigitalFlash's expert advice and discussing partnership opportunities with its leadership? Certainly. Especially if your business is new and growing, it's in your best interest to make like-minded companies your allies. Cross-post their content, share their posts and podcasts so you are on their radar, and trust that they will return the favor. By helping others you will help yourself.

 

 

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Metadata Can Expose Person’s Identity Even Without Name | MIT Research | Privacy

Metadata Can Expose Person’s Identity Even Without Name | MIT Research | Privacy | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Shopping habits can expose a person’s identity even when he or she is a nameless customer in a database of anonymous credit-card records, according to a study that shows the power of so-called metadata to circumvent privacy protections.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 30, 3:32 PM
Shopping habits can expose a person’s identity even when he or she is a nameless customer in a database of anonymous credit-card records, according to a study that shows the power of so-called metadata to circumvent privacy protections.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/


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Seven tips for breaking into the world of Instructional Design

Seven tips for breaking into the world of Instructional Design | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
What does an instructional designer do when he or she is at work?

He hobnobs with clients who may be life coaches, entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, owners of production units, real estate magnates, or banking professionals.

He gets to read on and learn about a mindboggling array of subjects—self-development tactics, new software systems, fire safety, managing diseases and medical emergencies, flying an airplane, food packaging, and everything else under the sun.

He shares office with creative graphic designers and illustrators who make scenes and people come alive with their images, wordsmiths who paint pictures with their words, and maverick programmers who bring together the words and the pictures to create exciting courses.

He looks for inspiration in movies, video games, books, and toys.

There's never a dull moment at work for the instructional designer. And he gets paid to have the fun!

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5 Tips on Motivating Millennials

5 Tips on Motivating Millennials | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Their desire to make a difference makes them ideal employees, given you handle them right.
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Report Phishing and Online Scams

Report Phishing and Online Scams | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

 

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The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts.

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If you have received an email claiming to be by the IRS this page may be helpful.

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Your Business is Not Succeeding Because You’re Trapped - part 3 - What Is Dialogue

Your Business is Not Succeeding Because You’re Trapped - part 3 - What Is Dialogue | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Part 3 of a 3-Part Series The Trap of Responsibility Miriam Webster’s Dictionary describes responsibility as a duty, an obligation, or a burden. And being a good leader comes with a strong sense of responsibility; right? Yet by mere definition, this can create a trap. I believe it was Yeats who said, “In dreams begin …

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Building the Intelligent Enterprise

Building the Intelligent Enterprise | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Managers need to be given non-traditional roles in order to become key units of intelligence in the organization. They will then have the mission to come back to pollinate intelligence throughout the organization.

However, managerial innovation is primarily reflective and collaborative. This is a real challenge in terms of societal evolution!

Making business intelligent is providing our organizations the opportunity to become more humanistic, which would in my view be a real proof of intelligence. – Marine Auger [originale en français à la fin]

These are the concluding paragraphs of Marine Auger’s book, Et si vous rendiez votre entreprise intelligente? which I have loosely translated. It is accompanied by an image showing the three components of an intelligent enterprise: organizational; managerial; and cultural. These are supported by the foundation of intelligent communication.

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Why Customer Service is the New Marketing

Why Customer Service is the New Marketing | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
3 Undeniable Principles Entrepreneurs Can’t Afford to Miss If you make a stellar product but don’t provide stellar customer service, guess what you won’t have? Very many customers. If you’re looking for a competitive advantage in business, customer service is the answer. Why? It’s like investing in both customer loyalty and your promotional budget at the same time. Customer service is the new […]
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Welcome to My Newly Redesigned Blog

Welcome to My Newly Redesigned Blog | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
The 7 Steps I Took to Reimagine My Brand I thrive on the creative energy of change. It’s what drives my interest in entrepreneurialism and technology. It’s also what’s behind this new design of my blog. The old design was dated—“long in the tooth,” as they used to say. Beyond that, my brand has grown beyond leadership, and I wanted a design that served […]
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It's Not Too Late To Do What You Love

It's Not Too Late To Do What You Love | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
People say 50 is the new 30. When I was 30, I was a television sitcom writer and I loved my job.
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Live Life and Grow Your Business… The Go-Giver Way – The Go-Giver Way

Live Life and Grow Your Business… The Go-Giver Way – The Go-Giver Way | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Get your FREE copy of The Go-Giver Way: Five Principles for Creating a Culture of Excellence Special Report and Chapter One of The Go-Giver, Go-Givers Sell More and Adversaries into Allies.

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How to Make Your Entire Internet Life More Secure in One Day

How to Make Your Entire Internet Life More Secure in One Day | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
We talk a lot about both privacy and security here at Lifehacker, and while it's relatively easy to be more secure than you are right now, it often feels like it'll take a lot of work. So, we decided to run through a few of the most popular security and privacy measures, from chat encryption to secure backups, and find the easiest ways to make your online life secure without causing too much inconvenience.
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How to Create and Keep a Consistent Blogging Schedule

How to Create and Keep a Consistent Blogging Schedule | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

If you like to keep up the pace with your blogging too, you’ve probably developed a system for staying on track. Today I thought I might share my technique for creating and keeping a consistent blogging schedule. It’s not high tech, but it works for me.


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(From the article): Another advanced strategy is to train your brain to spot blogging topics all day as you go about your daily routine. Write down those ideas immediately. Have you ever noticed that some people never run out of interesting things to blog about? It’s because they’ve mastered this technique. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll never run out of post ideas.

 

I would like to point out that this is nothing more than the system I use. You have to find what works best for you. I’m only sharing my system so you have another point of view and another example for how to create and keep a blogging schedule.

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8 Deadly Ways to Kill Employee Motivation

8 Deadly Ways to Kill Employee Motivation | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
There are events and circumstances that make us feel happy and appreciated. But unfortunately there are also many that kill our motivation.
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5. Inadequate communication.

When communication is poor, people spend half their time second-guessing what they're doing, critical tasks are missed, nonessential jobs are duplicated, information is locked into silos, and destructive rumors thrive. A clear flow of communication benefits everyone.

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Noble Selling Purpose…and Profit – In Perfect Harmony | Bob Burg

Noble Selling Purpose…and Profit – In Perfect Harmony | Bob Burg | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Money is an echo of value. It’s the thunder to value’s lightning.”
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“People often ask me: How do you balance Noble Purpose with the need to make a profit? My answer is, you don’t balance Noble Purpose against profits. Successful organizations make more profits because their Noble Purpose drives their business decisions.” Lisa Earle McLeod

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Customer-Centric Leadership: Seven Steps To Corporate Culture Change

Customer-Centric Leadership: Seven Steps To Corporate Culture Change | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Here are seven steps for using your leadership to drive cultural change. (I'm talking, specifically, about corporate cultural change that can transform your company into a customer-centric and employee-embracing company.)  It’s not complicated, but it’s a heckuva lot of work.  So why not start your culture change initiative today and start to make a [...]

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Intelligence is Important but Integrity Matters More - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development

Intelligence is Important but Integrity Matters More - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Integrity is not a process or a practice, but a principle that leaders treasure when they know what matters.
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From the article: Expertise is significant but humility is honorable.

Humility of heart is the first step toward both virtue and wisdom. A lack of wisdom and intelligence can be compensated with scrupulous integrity, but without humility you leave yourself no room to learn and grow.

    Integrity is the most important of all the virtues.

It’s a requirement for accomplishing anything of value. When you become a leader of integrity, you leadership is clearly defined and meaningful.

    Integrity is the sum of who you are. Guard it, nurture it—and lead with it.

Lead From Within: Integrity is not a process or a practice, but a principle that leaders treasure when they know what matters.
- See more at: http://www.lollydaskal.com/leadership/intelligence-is-important-but-integrity-matters-more/#sthash.RGlZZMOm.dpuf

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Measuring curation: Introducing New Scoop.it Analytics

Measuring curation: Introducing New Scoop.it Analytics | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
We’re excited to announce a complete revamp of our analytics dashboard bringing not only better looking, easier to use analytics but also new metrics and KPI’s to better understand the impact of your content curation.
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