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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (130 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Kramer, Teresa Amabile Narrator: Sharon Williams Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What motivates employees? As a manager, you need to know why people come to work every day, what makes them stay — and what drives them to perform at their best. According to Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, the best leaders are able to build a cadre of employees who have satisfying inner work lives: consistently positive emotions; strong motivation; and favorable perceptions of the organization, their work, and their colleagues. To do this, you must create forward momentum in meaningful work — and steer clear of the obstacles that undermine inner work life. Through rigorous analysis of nearly 12,000 diary entries provided by hundreds of employees in several different organizations, Amabile and Kramer explain how you can foster progress and enhance your people’s inner work life every day — in the process boosting long-term creative productivity. The book shows how you can remove common barriers to progress, such as meaningless tasks and toxic relationships, and emphasizes how these factors can disrupt employees’ inner work lives. The Progress Principle also explains how you can activate two forces that enable progress: “catalysts” — events that directly facilitate project work, such as clear goals and autonomy; and “nourishers” — interpersonal events that uplift workers, including encouragement and demonstrations of respect and collegiality. Filled with honest, real-life examples, compelling insights, and practical advice, The Progress Principle equips aspiring and seasoned leaders alike with the guidance they need to maximize people’s performance. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jeff | 1/18/2014

    " I found this book really hard to read and get interested in. I would say that true HR focused individuals would likely find this book more interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paul | 1/14/2014

    " Every manager and organizational leader should read this book. Great insights on how to build a culture where people are happy and productive. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Katherine | 1/12/2014

    " Badly written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bojana Duke | 12/19/2013

    " Great concept and interesting examples. I only wish it focused more on what we can do as individuals rather than managers. "

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