What motivates type A players

Harvard Business Review: How to Keep A Players Productive (hbr.org link)

Harvard Business Review: To Foster Innovation, Cultivate a Culture of Intellectual Bravery (hbr.org link)

Venture Beat: Why hiring B players will kill your startup (venturebeat.com link)

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Emotions are contagious

Emotional contagion is the phenomenon of having one person’s emotions and related behaviors directly trigger similar emotions and behaviors in other people. Emotions can be shared across individuals in many different ways both implicitly or explicitly. (wikipedia.org link)

Psychology Today: Faster Than a Speeding Text: “Emotional Contagion” at Work – How others’ feelings are influencing our business decisions. (psychologytoday.com link)

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Body language is as important as words

Involuntary facial expressions can be hard to pick up and understand explicitly, and it is more of an implicit competence of the unconscious mind. Daniel Goleman created a conclusion on the capacity of an individual to recognize their own, as well as others’ emotions, and to discriminate emotions based on introspection of those feelings. (wikipedia.org link)

Youth Time: To Talk Or Not To Talk That Is The Question! At Least 70 Percent Of Communication Is Non Verbal (youth-time.eu link)

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To cry wolf

The Boy Who Cried Wolf is one of Aesop’s Fables. From it is derived the English idiom “to cry wolf”, defined as “to give a false alarm” in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable and glossed by the Oxford English Dictionary as meaning to make false claims, with the result that subsequent true claims are disbelieved. (wikipedia.org link)

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Always praise good work

Inc: Study Says Pizza Works Better Than Cash to Motivate Employees. But 1 Thing Works Even Better And guess what? It won’t cost you a thing. (inc.com link)

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Why feedback culture matters

A feedback culture for a performance culture: “As shown, feedback increases the level of engagement thus the level of performance within and outside companies” (researchgate.net link)

Quantum Workplace: 10 Tips for Building a Feedback Culture (quantumworkplace.com link)

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Aligning everyone towards a common goal

MAGNETS: How Do They Work? — MinutePhysics

15Five Blog: 5 Lessons To Align Your Team and Achieve Astronomical Results (15five.com link)

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Survival of the fittest

The continued existence of organisms which are best adapted to their environment, with the extinction of others, as a concept in the Darwinian theory of evolution (lexico.com link)

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