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The Role of the Supernatural in Motivating Characters - In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the supernatural and the role they play in motivating characters is apparent throughout the duration of the play. The supernatural is what causes conflict in the play and the prophecies from the witches in act one scene three is the inciting action in the piece. The supernatural causes the future conflict by motivating Macbeth to kill Duncan so he could become king of Scotland. Through temptation, the supernatural motivates characters to think arrogantly and for their own benefit....   [tags: shakespeare, macbeth, supernatural]
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The Role of the Teacher: Motivating the Learner - What is the role of the teacher, and what steps will you take to ensure that you are fulfilling this role. The role of the teacher is to instruct his students with valuable and worthy lessons that would produce a favorable change in the life of the students. In order for the instruction to be effective, and in order for the change in the life of the students to be lifelong, the teacher must instill discipline and “make disciples” out of students. Since the law of apperception dictates that all learning depends on skills that were previously acquired, should a teacher succeed in instilling discipline in his students, then his students will be prepared for the next set of lessons that life ha...   [tags: Christian Education, Elements] 937 words
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Motivating Children to Read and Write - Critique of Literature Article Selection Through ample research of peer-reviewed journal articles in relation to motivating struggling readers to read, I came across common themes and different strategies/approaches that interested me. These commonalities in numerous articles lead me to a particular direction in my reading expedition towards learning and expanding my knowledge about my focus topic. I carefully selected four journal articles to critically investigate in response to my questions regarding my own professional practice....   [tags: Critique of Literature]
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Debating the Motivating Factors for Hackers - Debating the Motivating Factors for Hackers There is no shortage to the potential motivators of hackers; however, motives can be distinguished by the various roles that hackers assume. In the reading to follow, this researcher will present an assessment of Sarah Gordon’s interview regarding various perspectives pertaining to psychological differences between cybercriminals and traditional real world criminals. Additionally, a comparison of hackers versus virus writers and the various roles of hackers will be discussed....   [tags: Computer Security, Technology]
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Motivating K-12 Learners in Education - Motivation affects nearly 75% of K-12 learners in education. It is a problem that effects students' learning ability, causing them to detach from the classroom setting, which later results in failure on standardize tests. Motivation is very essential in education. It implicates the reason of a child's actions and behaviors in a particular way. The theoretical background for this study centers around ways students' interest level arises and fails, and what strategies and activities motivates them when learning....   [tags: academic curriculum, students engagement]
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Motivating Elementary Students with Games - In her case study, “Around the World,” Nancy DeFrates-Densch describes Ms. Owen’s attempt at motivating her third grade class with the use of games. The game that is described involves the students moving around the classroom or “around the world.” One student begins by standing by the desk of another and those two students have the chance to answer the question asked by Ms. Owen. The student who gets the question right first moves to the next desk and so on. This game is “played at least once per week [and most recently] using multiplication problems” (DeFrates-Densch, 2008)....   [tags: Elementary Education, early childhood, teacher]
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Motivating 21st Century Workers - Motivating 21st Century Workers Motivating 21st Century Workers Motivation is the key to keeping employees interested in working hard and meeting daily demands from a company. In my point of view managers must be able to successfully motivate their employees in order to prevent high turnovers, satisfy employee needs, and keep an overall good reputation for the company. With a happy employee you will have happy customers as well. Motivational Strategies I believe that in order to properly motivate your employees a manager must first find out how and what different strategies will work for which employees....   [tags: Business Management]
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Motivating Your K-12 Students - Motivation affects nearly 75% of K-12 learners in education. It is a problem that effects students' learning ability, causing them to detach from the classroom setting, which later results in failure on standardize tests. Motivation is very essential in education. It implicates the reason of a child's actions and behaviors in a particular way. The theoretical background for this study centers around ways students' interest level arises and fails, and what strategies and activities motivates them when learning....   [tags: K-12 Learners]
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Motivating 21st Century Workers - As defined by Williams (2009), motivation is the set of forces that initiates, directs, and makes people persist in their efforts to accomplish a goal. It is difficult to discuss motivational strategies without mentioning leadership. These things go hand in hand. Motivation can be described as a process which is initiated and guided by leadership. With that said, the following is an assessment of the best ways to motivate people in the twenty-first century to bring forth their best efforts to accomplish organizational goals....   [tags: Business Management]
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How to Create an Engaging and Motivating Workplace - In today’s marketplace, where companies seek a competitive edge, motivation is the key for talent retention and performance. No matter the economic environment, the goal is to create a workplace that is engaging and motivating, where employees want to stay, grow and contribute their knowledge, experience and expertise. Engagement influences motivation. It is reflected in the extent to which employees commit, how hard they work and how long they stay. People join organizations for different reasons, motivated by intrinsic and extrinsic rewards....   [tags: motivation, employees, knowledge]
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Electrex Knows the Importance of Motivating Employees - Motivating Performance Motivation is the internal process that leads the behavior to satisfy needs. (Lussier, 2010) There is a basic reason why people have the motivation to do what they want because they could fulfill their wants and needs. (Lussier, 2010) Motivation plays an important role in an organization’s management. It is because a motivated employee can help the organization to increase the productivity. Not only that, a motivated employee is more cooperative, supportive and be punctual to work....   [tags: incentive, performance, reinforcement] 854 words
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Leadership Reflections: Motivating and Influencing Behavioral Change - Based on assigned readings (ORG515 Module 2), this journal entry reflects on the rationale for the author’s strategies as a change management consultant in motivating and influencing behavioral change, both as a leader and as a follower. To gain additional perspective, the discussion then considers the relative effectiveness of a study partner’s strategies to assess their potential for motivating and influencing behavioral change in the author’s organization. Organizational Roles and Responsibilities As an external change management consultant, the author acts both as a leader and as a follower (Vecchio, 2007) in motivating and changing the behavior of others within a client organization....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Best Practices in Motivating 21st Century Workers - Best Practices in Motivating 21st Century Workers I think the biggest concern that most people have today in their jobs is fear of corporate downsizing. People realize that no matter how hard they work, their employer could come in any day and tell them that they are laying off workers and you’re the one going today. It is hard to motivate someone if that is hanging over their head. Most people have a sense if there is trouble within the company whether it’s from the way upper management acts or through the grapevine....   [tags: Business Management ]
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The Concept of Redesigning Job Tasks and Motivating The Employees - The concept of job design is not newly introduced; Frederick Winslow Taylor was the first to initiate the concept of redesigning job tasks and motivating the employees to optimizing their performance in early 20th century. Job design is an effectual tool for enhancing the employee’s performance. Job design includes techniques that encourage employees to execute productive results. It can be defined as “the application of motivational theories to the structure of work for improving productivity and satisfaction” (draft, 1994)....   [tags: job design, employee performance, motivation] 659 words
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Organizational Behavior: Leading, Motivating, and Evaluating Employees - Organizational Behavior: Leading, Motivating and Evaluating Employees The chapter discusses various ideas about human psychology and organizational behavior. One thing it talks about is leadership. According to Cherry (2011), leaders should be able to inspire and motivate the employees in an organization. The way that this can be done is through the leader adopting various styles. However, it has been noted that one of the most important ways in which leaders can inspire others is by proper delegation and making the employees feel that they are important....   [tags: delegation, communication, productive] 643 words
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Motivating an Athletic Performer - This essay will include the different types of motivational theories. It will illustrate the different types of motivation and how each affects the performers in various ways. Positive and negative issues of the types of motivation will be discussed to determine which is the best method of motivation and why. It will also illustrate how these motivational theories are used to motivate a performer. This essay will be concluded by stating the best motivation method, and how a coach or teacher could use it in motivating a performer....   [tags: Motivation Motiational Theory Sports Papers] 1499 words
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Motivating Students - Motivating Students The purpose of this research paper is to present research findings that show motivational teaching strategies to encourage the academic performance and achievement of students. Motivation is the drive on one’s thoughts and actions. Motivation is key to arouse the brain and to activate your senses. Motivation to learn is defined as, “The meaningfulness, value, and benefits of academic tasks to the learner.” (Lumsden, 1994). Students use motivation in the classroom to stimulate their learning capabilities....   [tags: essays papers]
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Motivating Students - A large problem in schools faced by educators is motivating their students. Motivating, meaning, giving their students a reason for the work they must complete. Working without a purpose can be very challenging for students and will keep them from appreciating and taking care of their work in a satisfactory approach. In the Problem Problem by Gerald Graff he expresses his feelings towards the motivation of students. He discusses how students don’t appreciate the work they do and how they should....   [tags: Education School Teacher] 843 words
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Motivating Employees - MOTIVATING YOUR EMPLOYEES Every human being needs motivation now and then. Incentives and recognition programs can support you in helping your employees become happier and more productive at work. As a leader, one of the main things to think about is how to recognize an employee for a performance that has exceeded expectations, objectives and goals. Therefore, I would like to introduce you in this paper to some ideas that hopefully would promote this method as one of the main priorities in today's and tomorrow's workplace....   [tags: Business Management] 1094 words
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Motivating Mortimer - Motivating Mortimer Introduction This report is on a project undertaken to help an older gentleman named Mortimer who is seventy-seven years old. This project is intended to get Mortimer to develop a different behavior than what he has been displaying in recent times. He recalls his life story in the following way. As a young man, Mortimer enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was stationed in Australia and met his beautiful bride, Rosie. They have six great children, now in their forties and fifties....   [tags: Papers] 1920 words
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Relationship between Project Management and Business Strategy - Relationship between Project Management and Business Strategy Project management is the activity and process of motivating, planning, controlling and organizing resources in order to achieve a set of goals. A project is a provisional endeavor intended to produce an exceptional product, result or service (Anderson and Merna 387). A project is undertaken in order to meet a set of objectives and bring beneficial transformation or value addition. The main difficulty of project management is the ability to achieve all the goals for any project that has been assigned....   [tags: goals, planning, motivating] 568 words
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Ethical Issues for Today's Managers - Ethical Issues for Today's Manager Managers today have a lot of responsibilities. A manager is responsible for hiring, training, motivating; along with other many other things. While dealing with their responsible, they have to make sure that every step taking is ethical. Hiring In this process, management has to recruit and interview potential employees. They can do this by job advertising. With job advertising, the manager or HR (human resource) must be ethical when posting a new positions. “Job advertisements must accurately reflect the duties, responsibilities and competencies of the positions advertised....   [tags: motivating, hiring, employees] 545 words
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Will Technology Replace Teachers - As the world keeps relying more and more on technology, the possible question for the future is, will technology eventually replace classrooms and teachers. Slowly, more and more of college level classes are offered online now, instead of in the classroom. Will computers provide a better learning opportunity for students. Will students succeed more with online classes rather than traditional classes. Will this be cheaper in the long run for students. Since the world is being taken over with technology, will this be better to students so they are able to teach themselves with technology....   [tags: Online Classes, Motivating Aspect]
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Role of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in Managing and Motivating Employees - Role of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in Managing and Motivating Employees The following paper deals with the American psychologist Abraham Maslow, born in New York, who stated that every human being has 5 differently categorised needs that need to be fulfilled in order to provide healthy and happy living. In daily work managers need to respect and follow these needs so that employees will work most efficiently and effectively. Following these needs and trying to execute them is the best instruction for managers to motivate and provide successful working conditions....   [tags: GCSE Business Management Essays]
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The Importance of Motivation - Table Of Contents II. INTRO 1 III. Define Motivation 1 IV. Hierarchy of Needs 1 - 2 V. INTRINSIC REWARDS 2 VI. EXTRINSIC REWARDS 2 - 4 VII. CONTENT MOTIVATION 4 ERG Theory 4 Two Factor Theory 4 - 5 VIII. PROCESS MOTIVATION 5 Equity Theory 5 Goal-Setting Theory 5 - 6 Expectancy Theory 6 IX. CONCLUSION 7 X. WORKS CITED 8 II. INTRO One of the key aspects of management is motivating. Finding the right form of motivation is a problem that’s been around ever since motivation in the work place was conceived as an idea....   [tags: Motivating Employees]
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Motivating in Organizations - Maslow’s hierarchy of needs As discussed in (Montana and Charnov, 2008, pp.238-239), human beings have various needs, which are grouped into a number levels that is the hierarchy of needs. Chiefly, this theory applies well for creative people, who oftentimes utilize their talents as well as capabilities and potentials. As pointed out in (Messmer 2011, pp.5-12), Maslow’s theory on hierarchy of needs is imperative in comprehending human motivation and related human behaviours. Specifically, each individual working in an organisation is motivated by different needs....   [tags: Hierarchy of Needs, Human Nature]
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Peer Assesment and Self Assesment - Learning how to learn involves reflecting on evidence of learning. It is a part of the cycle of continuous assessment. This is where students and teachers set learning goals, share learning intentions, evaluate their learning through dialogue and self assessment and peer assessment. Through this learners become aware of what they learn, and how they learn. Relevant (QSA, ACARA,) documents highlight the importance of educational systems lifelong learning this is where students grow not only in knowledge but to become independent of the teacher....   [tags: educational systems, self-motivating learners] 1386 words
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Motivating Teachers to Use Tecnology - The students in today’s classrooms cannot fathom a world without computers, video games, and smart phones. These students are tech-savvy as they play, learn, and communicate in a connected, digital world. School administrators and curriculum planners have come to the realization that they must meet students in their world by using technology to present meaningful and engaging lessons for all students. No longer can schools continue using the standardized teaching model, which became popular during the industrial based economy of the 1900’s (Jacob, 2013)....   [tags: technology, lessons, educated, teachers]
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Employee Motivation - Theory and Practice - Employee Motivation - Theory and Practice      What is motivation. Motivation is difficult to explain and even harder to 'turn on' in people. Webster defines motivation as ?an act or process of motivating; the condition of being motivated; a force, stimulus, or influence: incentive or drive. (?Motivation?). It is most often the job of the manager to use motivation to drive employees to accomplish acts which they normally would not have done. The study of motivation helps managers understand what prompts people to initiate action, what influences their choice of action, and why they persist in their action over time (Daft and Marcic 444)....   [tags: Business Management Motivating Essays]
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Motivating Students - I believe a classroom should be a sanctuary of learning in which the students know from the beginning what is expected of them and the teacher should discuss what is expected of her as a teacher. There needs to be an understanding amongst all involved with the children education. This understanding can lead to a fun filled adventurous classroom that encourages students to strive for the best. I believe when students and teachers are able to learn from each other, the learning environment can be successful....   [tags: Persuasive, Classroom] 1917 words
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Motivating Employees - When reading “hope beyond the budgeting model” I felt that there was a redundancy in asserting the theory that goals should not be set because they only provide employees with the motivation to do the bare minimum to reach the set objective. The main focus in the article was to try to reward goals based upon performance compared to others within the company (yet still trying to advocate teamwork) and to competitors. An example would be basing the rewards package upon how much an employee’s success helped influence the company’s success in beating the benchmark they had against other competitors as well as against the previous year’s performance....   [tags: Theories, Effects, Rewards] 1027 words
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Motivating High-Risk Youth - The definition of motivation according to Kennedy (2000), “[t]he internationalist view asserts that internal and external factors influence the change process From this perspective, motivation is seen as an interpersonal process that can be influenced in a positive way by the professional (para.18). A high-risk youth is defined as a male or female between the ages of 12-17 years old who has had some contact with the law or is at risk of becoming an offender. There is a lack of motivation in some high-risk youth to positively change their lives around....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Motivating Sales Engineers in the Industrial Business - Introduction Salespeople are often internally driven and self-motivated (Srivastava and Rangarajan, 2008), and are increasingly becoming consultants who sell value-added services (Smith and Rupp, 2003). Nowadays more industrial companies employ sales engineers (SE) and therefore they represent an emerging class of knowledge workers on sales (Darr, 2002). I will first describe my experience in Festo, before briefly addressing some theories about motivation, related to it. Was there a mismatch between theory and business as I knew it....   [tags: Business Sales]
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Is Death Destroying Society or Motivating Change? - In the end everyone dies, but not everyone can accept that reality calmly. There are those, such as the Brigata in The Decameron, who let their fear of death consume them, only furthering the panicked mentality of the ten youth. Contrarily, Montaigne seems to have grasped the concept that to know that death is approaching only allows you to really live, citing his view of death as an adventure of sorts that will free him from the constraints of daily life. Montaigne uses his fear of dying without accomplishing anything to teach him how to live a fulfilling life, instead of using his creativity to stave his fear of death as the Brigata do in The Decameron, as he is no longer afraid to die as...   [tags: the decameron, death, brigata, montaigne]
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Motivating Students in Writing Curriculum - Being an effective Instructor of Composition at the community college level requires a variety of skills and talents, many of which simply can’t be taught in formal classroom settings. Facing constant pressure to make judgments that have weighty consequences is just one of the challenges of teaching writing. A writing teacher who is too strict or inflexible can give students the excuse they may be seeking to withdraw or not perform in class. Some students are only too eager to proclaim that they can’t possibly meet high standards in writing, so there is “no use in even trying.” Putting stringent rules in place for a writing class does not necessarily provide an atmosphere that will foster su...   [tags: English Writing Teacher Student]
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What can managers do to create a motivating workplace? - Everybody in the world need to work to earn money. We can find that there are different jobs have different relationships between the employers and their employees. Most of the workers find that there are some necessary pacification that job should have. Directors thought workers just work for earn money, in fact ,workers need well work place where they feel comfortable. Also managers should motivate their workers by many ways. This essay will discuss what workers consider important in a job and what can managers do to motive work place....   [tags: Business Management] 836 words
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Theories of Motivating Adults and Relationship with Supervising Teachers - ... The first stage is biological and psychological needs which are considered basic life needs (McLeod, 2007). The second stage is Safety needs that makes humans feel protected and secure (McLeod, 2007). The third stage of Belongingness and Loving needs is composed of finding healthy relationships (McLeod, 2007). The fourth stage of Esteem needs is finding achievement and responsibility (McLeod, 2007). Lastly the fifth stage of Self-Actualization is finding personal growth and fulfillment (McLeod, 2007)....   [tags: activation, persisitence, intensity] 863 words
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Motivating High Risk Youth’s in the Community - Nutrition is a significant factor for motivation for at risk youth. For example, when at risk youth already has concentration issues to issues at home, then nutrition is an important tool to keep the youth focused at school. When a youth is not getting the correct nutrition and are not well nourished their motivation decreases. According to Spooner (1999), “at-risk adolescents might be particularly resistant to efforts to encourage them to ‘be healthy’ if being healthy is seen as conventional” (p....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Theories of Motivation - Theories of Motivation Introduction into motivation In this essay the writer is going to explore the concept of motivation, this is hopefully going to be achieved through exploration of the complex and variable nature of needs and expectations. Formal and informal theories of motivation will be discussed, focussing on the former. Mainly but this will involve mainly the formal theories because these are the ones that content and process theories fall under. Content and process theories of motivation will be evaluated with particular emphasis on the links between motivation and leadership....   [tags: Papers Work Motivating Employees Essays]
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Martin Luther King: Motivating the Audience Through a Diversity of Appeals - On August 28th, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of the most notable speeches in American history, at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. King started off his famous “I Have a Dream” speech by stating the impact it would have on America’s civil rights movement: “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation” (King 1). With knowledge of rhetoric and persuasion, King had a substantial impact on the civil rights movement....   [tags: Achieving Equality, Parental Bond]
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Employee Motivation - Employee Motivation Employee motivation is a key factor within a successful organization or business. The quality of work that people express is often a result of the motivation they possess. Companies have a variety of ways to motivate their employees, as well as to keep them satisfied. Businesses set substantial amounts of goals, and when employees reach those goals, they should be recognized within the company. To know that someone appreciates your exertion is a great feeling....   [tags: Papers Work Managers Motivating Essays] 975 words
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‘What Role Does Film, Music & Interactive Media Such as Computer Games Play in Influencing or Motivating an Individual To Act Out in Violence? - Since the development and broadcast of violence in television or more, namely film there has been studies conducted as to try, reveal how much of the portrayed negative connotations affect the violent acts of members of the public. Similarly and more so with the Seventies, Eighties and Nighties era music has been portrayed as ‘demonic‘ the way it is noted in the media. However, it is suggested by those that listened to Heavy Metal that became a rebellious act against parents and a revolution during the period of 1969 and 1974, that this is not the case....   [tags: technology, tv, city of god]
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Factors That Affect Student Motivation - Factors That Affect Student Motivation Student motivation can be affected by several factors. These elements include parent involvement, teacher enthusiasm, rewards, peers, the learner’s environment, personal experiences, personal interests of the student, and self-esteem and self-image. Components such as these weigh heavily on the understanding and importance of learning to the student. These aspects aid in creating lifelong learners. Parent involvement is one of the most influential aspects of student motivation....   [tags: Education Motivating School Essays]
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My Style and Strengths of Leadership - Leaders can have a powerful impact on the futures of many, and the way in which one approaches leadership is paramount to the type of impact one will have. Continual growth in the areas of knowledge I have and seek to acquire, as well as recognizing my leadership style and utilizing my personal strengths to the fullest, is vital to the successful implementation of my personal philosophy of leadership. Answering the question “‘Who are you?’ is where every leadership journey begins” (Kouzes & Posner, 2012, p....   [tags: personality, experience, motiviating] 782 words
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Employee Motivation - Employee Motivation Motivation is an important aspect in many organizations. In our organization motivation is a key to the success. When evaluating administrative staff, sales people, and production workers, each department works well utilizing different theories. One theory could not work adequately for all three; therefore, three theories were used. Production workers utilize the Two-factor theory; sales people use Vroom's expectancy theory and the Equity theory works for the administrative staff....   [tags: Business Work Management Motivating Essays]
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The Challenges Human Resource and Management have Holding Talented Workers - As the 21st century unfolds, major changes are starting to occur in the workplace. An awareness of unavoidable demographics is creating urgency for businesses to focus more attention and energy on keeping hold of talented employees and keeping them actively engaged in their work. For successful advance, sustainability and profitability, companies have to focus on practices that will universally motivate their workers. Human Resource and Management are using new approaches beyond the traditional solutions in training, development interventions, motivation initiatives, and others....   [tags: Business Management]
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Motivation, Organizational Behavior and Performance - Motivation is an important concept which is critical for understanding of and improvement in organizational behaviour and performance. It is therefore important for the managers to understand motivation. It is an important tool which they can use to get more out of their employees and increase organizational performance. Motivation can be defined as the factors, both internal as well as external which arouse in individuals the desire and commitment for a job (Mele, 2005, p. 15). Organizational performance on the other hand refers to the degree to which the organizational objectives have been achieved....   [tags: organizations, business, motivation,] 525 words
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Leaders as Motivators - (7) Leaders as motivators Envision your style of leadership and what type of leadership styles do you have. How do you think you developed your leadership style. How often do you evaluate your leadership style. How do others perceive you as a leader and your leadership style. What has equipped you for the position you are in. What motivating skills do you possess. This portion of the handbook deals with leaders as motivators so knowing your leadership style could help you to identify your abilities of being a good motivator....   [tags: Leadership]
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The Acquired Needs Theory and The Expectancy Theory - ... The waitress seeks to avoid conflict by being polite to Dick and waitressing regardless of his impolite manners. The waitress acts professional and exemplifies satisfactory customer service. Dick retains an ascendance behavior towards the waitress, making her feel pressured. In the video, Dick feels the need for power, by mentally controlling the waitress. This need stemmed from his desire to encourage her, feeling in charge of the situation. The need of power stems from one’s values in discipline, personal prestige, and competitive behavior....   [tags: achievement, affiliation, power] 961 words
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Leaders as Motivators - (7) Leaders as motivators Now imagine your style of leadership, how do you think you developed your style. Do you know what type of leadership styles you have. How often do you evaluate your leadership style. How do others see you as a leader and your leadership style. What has prepared you for the position you are in. Do you think training will help. What motivating skills do you possess. This section of the handbook deals with leaders as motivators so knowing your leadership style could help you to identify your abilities of being a good motivator....   [tags: Leadership]
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Play In Contested Spaces: Exploitation vs. Empowerment in World of Warcraft's Online Forums - Recently, research withing digital media learning and literacy literatures has shifted toward analyzing the productive practices in online communities "around" popular videogames (e.g., Steinkuehler and Author, 2008; Author and Gee, 2008; Author, in press; Squire and Giovanetto, 2008; Gee and Hayes, in press). However, the rhetoric of these studies has often focused on the positive, productive, and empowering perspectives of some fans/players in the "affinity spaces" (Gee, 2004) around games. In this paper, I argue for the importance of understanding learning and literacy within online communities around games by addressing the tension between the goals of media producers and fans' goals usi...   [tags: Digital Media]
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Combining Management and Leadership to Maximize Employee Productivity - In this competitive market, companies are always trying to differentiate themselves from their competitors. To achieve a competitive advantage, companies must maximize employee productivity by creating a motivating culture that pushes employees to go above and beyond in all aspects of their work. This motivational culture will not only focus on the work employees are doing, but the level of effort they put into that work. The effort put into work is first established by the roots of an organization, its culture....   [tags: managers, competition, employers] 620 words
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