33 Myths

Here are 33 traditional and voguish beliefs that, on the basis of their research, the authors of The Enthusiastic Employee say have little or no basis in reality. These beliefs, covering a variety of areas, are widespread and, when applied to the typical employee and work situation, are wrong. They also often contradict each other, as “common sense” beliefs often do.

Why Your Employees Are Losing Motivation

Business literature is packed with advice about worker motivation-but sometimes managers are the problem, not the inspiration. Here are seven practices to fire up the troops.

How Management Destroys Employee Enthusiasm

A Q&A with industrial psychologist and author David Sirota

The Enthusiastic Employee: How Companies Profit by Giving Workers What They Want

Enthusiastic employees outproduce and outperform. They step up to do the impossible. They rally each other in tough times. Most people are enthusiastic when they’re hired: hopeful, ready to work hard, eager to contribute. What happens to dampen their enthusiasm? Management, that’s what.

The Enthusiastic Employee draws on 30 years of research and experience to show you exactly what managers do wrong-and what they should do … [ Read more ]