Seven Ways to Motivate Employees

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In the famous scene from “Glengarry Glen Ross,” Alec Baldwin is brought in as a corporate consultant from “the big boys downtown.” His condescending demeanor, crude and insulting language, and intimidating presence are meant to motivate an underperforming sales team and scare them into doing better. Among other things Baldwin does to insult the sales reps, he reveals some harsh changes to the monthly sales contest: First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you’re fired. Baldwin’s motivational pep talk (caution: not safe for work) is a YouTube all-star with more than 4 million views, considered a cult classic in the sales world. Would Baldwin’s motivational style really work for a company, or would it just create a nightmare for the human resources department? The reality is…
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