Posts Tagged ‘professional development’

Trust in the Power of Honesty

Icon Written by Alora on December 23, 2010 – 12:54 pm

One of the reasons that I am a fan of the collaborative freelancer model of doing work vs. the traditional employee model is because, in an ideal scenario, it can require a higher degree of leadership accountability. If I am freelancing with a company, and the team I am working with is being led by someone who is abusive or unreasonable, it is often a much simpler process for me to walk away at the end of a project than it is if I am an actual employee. The model encourages me to be diversified in my client-base enough that it grants me the luxury of more choice when it comes to who I choose to work with.

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Alternatives to Financial Motivators

Icon Written by Alora on November 23, 2010 – 11:41 am

Intrinsic motivation are your own internal motivators — a need for success, a desire to make an impact, your own craving for perfection, contribution or collaborative connection with other talented people. Extrinsic motivation are the outside motivators — money, praise, recognition, bonuses, perks, etc.

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The Entrepreneurial Marathon

Icon Written by Alora on November 17, 2010 – 11:40 am

One of the things that many entrepreneurs enjoy about their own business is freedom from the constraints of life in a large enterprise environment. The downside, of course, is that the way large enterprise environments lure in eager, talented employees year after year, is because they make sure to offer incentives that hold more than a little bit of appeal.

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