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All the motivational tricks in the world don't matter if you're blocking the career path of people -- and thus limiting their pay.
How many workers are going around, saying, “You know, I don't need any more money”? Only a few of us since the recession. And as employment has returned, wages have struggled to keep pace.Money alone is insufficient to motivate employees, the popular literature says. There is more to a happy, productive employee than compensation, so explore those other paths. This is correct as far as it goes -- and I'm in agreement with Dan Pink. But I think ma...
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If you're looking for me for my work at SmartBrief, try here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105033915762529808012
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  • SmartBrief
    Senior editor; managing editor of SmartBlog on Leadership, 2012 - present
  • SmartBrief
    Editor, 2011 - 2013
  • SmartBrief Inc.
    Copy editor, 2009 - 2011
  • The Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.)
    Copy desk chief, 2007 - 2009
  • The Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.)
    Copy editor, 2005 - 2007
  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune
    Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy-editing intern, 2005 - 2005
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Great leaders know that accountability is a key to great employees and exemplary organizations and practice it with with a light touch, equa