Motivate Your Team Intrinsically Or Extrinsically?

Published on July 21, 2011

There is no doubt that motivation is the driving force by which humans achieve their goals. Motivation can be intrinsic or extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation is driven by an interest or enjoyment in the actions required to achieve a goal, without relying on external rewards or pressures. Extrinsic motivation is the opposite and requires external rewards such as money or external consequences such as demotion.

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Social Goals: a Buzzword That May Stick Around

Published on July 12, 2011

There is a new buzz word flying around these days in company performance management talks. It’s “social goals”. Social goals do…

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Why On Earth Did We Choose 7Geese For Our Product Name?

Published on July 8, 2011

Last night I was the keynote speaker at EIO, a Vancouver-based entrepreneurship organization. I did a presentation about…

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Bringing Sexy Back with Goals

Published on June 3, 2011

In my last post I covered the importance of having goals inside your company and I mentioned the fact that many companies fail at setting goals, making them visible, and following through with goals. In my next few blog posts, I will cover how to avoid failing with goals and how to overcome goal related problems inside your company. A common challenge with company goal setting is that they are not perceived as sexy by your team.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Set Company Goals

Published on April 29, 2011

This morning I was reading Mark Suster’s blog post regarding metrics and goals for startups…

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