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By Tom Davidson

You’ve come up with “the what,” a great idea, a needed solution, or a strategy to reach that illusive goal. You unveil it at a meeting, tell your boss about it, or write it up in an email and wait for the kudos and support to roll in. But nothing happens. No one picks up […]

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By Tom Davidson

If you’re not making a positive impact on people’s lives, you might be doing your job, but you’re not doing your job as a leader. Think back on the teachers, preachers, Scout leaders and supervisors you’ve had in your life. If you’re lucky, more than a few of them have left an indelible and positive […]

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By Tom Davidson

If you’re reevaluating how to motivate this brave new workforce, then here are ten tips for doing so, with elaborations on the last three.  Today’s paid-volunteer workforce might be compensated for their time, but psychologically they’re more like true volunteers than ever before, requiring managers at every level to reassess how employees should be “motivated.” […]

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By Tom Davidson

In case you missed them the last time, here are 10 tips for motivating the paid-volunteer workforce. In this blog entry, we’ll discuss tips #4-7 and elaborate on the rest next time. Do any of these phrases sound familiar?  – “The problem around here is that nobody’s ‘buying in’ to the concept!” – “We’ve had […]

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By Tom Davidson

In case you missed them the last time, here are the Ten Tips for Motivating the Paid-Volunteer Workforce, this time with commentary on the first three. New managers often want to know the tips and tricks for motivating people and management folks like to use the term “buy-in.” I don’t happen to like that term very […]

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