Does Money Alone Motivate Top Performers?

What fires up your staff? Contrary to what you might think, financial gain is not always the correct answer. In an interview published in Physician’s Money Digest, Dr. Jessica Foster points out that motivation is really a very personal matter. She suggests that leaders of any organization should learn to recognize which reward system matches the engagement needs of different workforce segments. This can depend on career timelines, lifestyle balance, personal goals for growth and development, and even generational differences. Getting the combinations right can have a big impact on an organization’s bottom line.

Think We're Alone Now? The Path of a Female CEO

RHR International’s 2012 CEO Snapshot℠ is quoted in this Huffington Post article about Mary Barra, the newly appointed CEO of General Motors. The study shows that 50% of CEOs surveyed who ran businesses topping out at $2 billion in revenue said they experienced loneliness in the job. According to the author, this can be even more so for a woman running a major corporation.

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