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Does Money Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research

Does Money Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
How much should people earn? Even if resources were unlimited, it would be difficult to stipulate your ideal salary.
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Is it Time for Mutiny?

Is it Time for Mutiny? | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Perhaps you have dreamed of mutiny. Perhaps you serve under a boss whose grasp of what is important to the organization's success and how to achieve it is so shaky that he or she should be dispatched as an incompetent.
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Are You Ensuring That Your Feedback is Being Heard?

Giving effective feedback to an underperforming team member is a key skill for any manager and yet it is still frequently misunderstood.
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The Reality of What Makes Silicon Valley Tick

The Reality of What Makes Silicon Valley Tick | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
For any one of us, the "reality" of a situation is just what we choose to pay attention to. Take the wonderful experiment a few years ago when renowned violinist Joshua Bell played for tips in the subway.
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We're from Corporate and We're Here to Help

We're from Corporate and We're Here to Help | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
The one true measure of a company's corporate strategy is the profitability of its corporate center. That's right, we're talking about "corporate," that "dead weight" of administrative functionaries most business unit leaders love to loathe.
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Your Least Engaged Employees Might Be Your Top Performers

Your Least Engaged Employees Might Be Your Top Performers | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Some of the most engaged employees in your organization are your worst performers. And some of the least engaged are your highest performers.
This conclusion comes from new research by the consulting firm, Leadership IQ.
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Hey, TRUST Me ... for Small and Large Business, Trust Can Be Fleeting

“Trust and the ability to identify trustworthiness are not the same thing, although trust and trustworthiness are logically linked” -Robert Solomon.
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Why Do Some Leaders Experience Burnout?

Why Do Some Leaders Experience Burnout? | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to the end.
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Handwritten Notes Are a Rare Commodity. They're Also More Important Than Ever.

Handwritten Notes Are a Rare Commodity. They're Also More Important Than Ever. | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
When I was a college student interning in Washington, D.C., a senior manager, Bridgett, made a habit of treating each intern to lunch over the summer.
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Your Customers Know You're Watching Them

Your Customers Know You're Watching Them | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
As companies use the power of data to develop customer intelligence, there seems to be significant anxiety about not wanting to appear overly invasive to consumers.
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You're Probably Wrong About How Others Really See You

You're Probably Wrong About How Others Really See You | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
You may think you already know how others view you — as a skilled communicator, or an incisive numbers guy, or a manager who always brings out the best in her team. But then again, you might be surprised.
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When a Successful Company Shrinks its Workforce

When a Successful Company Shrinks its Workforce | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
I completely support the right of companies to stop paying people they don't need any more, but the latest round of recent and planned layoffs from United Technologies is troubling me.
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Seven Rules for Managing Creative People

Seven Rules for Managing Creative People | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Moody, erratic, eccentric, and arrogant? Perhaps — but you can't just get rid of them. In fact, unless you learn to get the best out of your creative employees, you will sooner or later end up filing for bankruptcy.
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Unify Your Global Company Through a Common Language

Unify Your Global Company Through a Common Language | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
One of the biggest challenges facing any company in global expansion mode is how to maintain swift and sure communication.
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How Do You Engage?

Recently, I read an inspirational story about how people show love. The point of the story is that some people expect love to arrive in a certain form, and when it does not, they feel unnoticed and unloved.
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Telling Stories with Visual Data: A Glimpse into the Future of Narrative

Telling Stories with Visual Data: A Glimpse into the Future of Narrative | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Editor's note: We've asked contributors to the Visualizing Data Insight Center to show us some of their favorite examples of dataviz with short explanations of what makes those visualizations so effective.
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How to Create Your Reason

How to Create Your Reason | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Here's a tiny question: what do you do when reach the edge of heartbreak? Consider the story of my good friend Priya.
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Why You Should Take the Blame

Why You Should Take the Blame | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
I was at a party in Greenwich Village in New York City. It was crowded, with about twice as many people as the space comfortably fit. There was a dog in the mix too.
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Email Is Not Free

Email Is Not Free | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
My job description does not include managing email flow. Yours probably doesn't, either. But it's increasingly a big part of the work we do. In fact, in a single week last fall, I received 511 emails and sent 284.
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Data For All! How New Tools Democratize Visualization

Data For All! How New Tools Democratize Visualization | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
When I talk to organizations about how they are using data visualization tools I am often struck by the fact that they use these tools mostly to generate charts and graphs that really aren't all that different from what they could have created with...
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The Truth About Creative Teams

The Truth About Creative Teams | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
An interview with Leigh Thompson, professor at Kellogg School of Management and author of Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration.
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A written transcript will be available by April 11.
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The 7 Rules of Alignment

Here is a conversation you can use with people when you hire them, train them, add new tasks, and evaluate them.
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Top Salespeople Use LinkedIn to Sell More

Top Salespeople Use LinkedIn to Sell More | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
I recently interviewed 54 top salespeople about how they use LinkedIn to research accounts, prospect for leads, and generate sales. All of the study participants sell technology-based products to the IT departments of mid to large size companies.
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Don't Just SELL Them, Don't 'Be Evil': Unshared Vision is Blindness

The business world is a different animal than it was 20 or 30 years ago, and for the most part that's a very good thing.
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Don't Wait for Change

Don't Wait for Change | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
You probably can think of something in your company that should change. We all can — but often look the other way.
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