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    Make It Matter

    by Scott Mautz
    Item #: 3718
    Scott Mautz reveals that fostering meaning at work by giving workers a greater sense of significance is the key to motivation and engagement. By making work matter, people become more committed to their jobs, which positively influences productivity, products and personal satisfaction. Mautz offers tools and plans to create meaning in and at work.
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    The 5 Choices

    by Adam Merrill, Leena Rinne, Kory Kogon
    Item #: 3710
    The authors combine research and insights from FranklinCovey to redefine time management in ways that will increase the productivity of individuals, teams and organizations. The 5 Choices will empower individuals to make more selective, high-impact choices about where to invest their valuable time, attention and energy.
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    Why Motivating People Doesn't Work ... and What Does

    by Susan Fowler
    Item #: 3629
    Senior consulting partner for the Ken Blanchard Companies, Susan Fowler, reveals that motivating people doesn’t work because they are already motivated. What does work is helping people understand why they are motivated. Her Optimal Motivation process shows leaders how to help people meet their needs for autonomy, connection and competence for long-lasting motivation.
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    Full Engagement!

    by Brian Tracy
    Item #: 3323
    In Full Engagement!, business success expert Brian Tracy shows managers how they can supercharge their employees' efforts. Packed with powerful, practical ideas and strategies, this eye-opening guide explains how to: unlock the potential of each person; motivate and inspire employees to peak performance; trigger the "X Factor" that maximizes productivity; drive out the fears that hold people back; create a high-trust work environment; set clear goals and objectives; and...
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    Drive

    by Daniel H. Pink
    Item #: FBR0710
    In Drive, Daniel Pink examines the three elements of true motivation — autonomy, mastery, and purpose — and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action.
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    The Power of Full Engagement

    by Tony Schwartz, Jim Loehr
    Item #: FBR0210B
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    As its subtitle suggests, the key to getting the most out of your performance is how you manage energy, not time. The authors discuss the four key sources of energy and provide a scientific approach to create energy management rituals that are specific to the results you need. The book is based on methods that were used by a number of professional athletes.
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    The Enthusiastic Employee

    by Michael Irwin Meltzer, David Sirota, Louis Mischkind
    Item #: 2726
    Enthusiastic employees outproduce and outperform employees who are not motivated to perform. In The Enthusiastic Employee, three employee management experts from Sirota Consulting offer 30 years of research and experience to show readers exactly what managers are doing wrong — and what they should do instead. Drawing on detailed case studies and employee attitude surveys from hundreds of companies, the authors describe a dollars-and-cents business case for high employee morale, and pres
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    The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave

    by Leigh Branham
    Item #: 2715
    In The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave, employee-retention expert Leigh Branham knocks down the wall that separates employee from employer — and even management from senior leadership — in an effort to forge an open discussion on employee disengagement and what organizations need to recognize and actively pursue in order to retain their best and brightest people. Using a voluminous amount of interview and survey data, Branham isolates each reason, tells companies what to look for, and
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    The Attention Economy

    by Thomas H. Davenport, John C. Beck
    Item #: 2319
    In today’s information-rich business world, the scarcest resource is not talent or technology — it’s attention. Managers face a double challenge: to learn how to get and hold the attention of employees and consumers and to learn when to parcel out their own valuable attention. This summary shows how capturing, managing and holding attention is key to the success of your business.
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