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Subjects connected with employee motivation:
Awards/incentive awards
Corporate culture
Employee loyalty
Employee motivation
Employee retention
Employees—rating of
Employees—training of
Labor productivity
Job satisfaction
Organizational commitment

Adair, J. (2006). Leadership and motivation: The fifty-fifty rule and the eight key principles of motivating others. Philadelphia, PA: Kogan Page. (E-book)

Amabile, T. (2011). The progress principle: Using small wins to ignite joy, engagement, and creativity at work. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press. (HF 5549.5 .A58 2011)

Berger, L. A., & Berger, D. R. (2004). The talent management handbook: Creating organizational excellence by identifying, developing, and promoting your best people. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. (E-book)

Blanchard, K. H. (1998 ). Gung ho! New York, NY: Morrow. (HF 5549.5 .M63)

Bossidy, L., & Charan, R. (with Burck, C.). (2002). Execution: The discipline of getting things done. New York, NY: Crown Business. (HD 31 .B626 2002)

Bruce, A. (2003). Building a high morale workplace. (2003). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. (HF 5549.5 .M6 .B778 2003)

Buckingham, M. (2007). Go put your strengths to work: 6 powerful steps to achieve outstanding performance.  New York, NY: Free Press. (HF 5549.5 .M63 .B825 2007) 6 CDs also available.

Cameron, J., & Pierce, W. D. (2002). Rewards and intrinsic motivation. Westport, CN: bergin & Garvey. (E-book)

Cavanagh, R. E. (2002). High performers: How the best companies find and keep them. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (HF 5549.5 .R44 .M369 2002)

Chandler, S., & Richardson, S. (2005). 100 ways to motivate others: How great leaders can produce insane results without driving people crazy. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press. (E-book)

Clough, P., & Strycharczyk, D. (2015). Developing mental toughness: coaching strategies to improve performance, resilience and wellbeing. London: Kogan Page. Walsh College Troy New Books (BF 481 .C57 2015)

Cook, M. J. (2004). How to be a great coach: 24 lessons for turning on the productivity of every employee. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. (E-book)

Cottrell D. (2002). Monday morning leadership: 8 mentoring sessions you can’t afford to miss. Dallas, TX: CornerStone Leadership Institute. (HF 5549.5 .M63 .C68)

Cottrell, D., & Layton, M. C. (2002). The manager's coaching handbook: A practical guide to improve performance. Dallas, TX: CornerStone Leadership Institute. (HF 5549.5 .M63 .C688 2002)

Deeprose, D. (1998). Recharge your team: Keep them going and going--. New York, NY: AMA Publications. (HD 66 .D434 1998)

Fuller, J., & Farrington, J. (1999). From training to performance improvement: Navigating the transition. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.  (HF 5549.5 .T7 .F83)

Hargrove, R. A. (2003). Masterful coaching: Inspire an “impossible future” while producing extraordinary leaders and extraordinary results. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer. (HD 66 .H37 2003)

Harvard business review on teams that succeed. (2004). Boston, MA: Harvard business School Publishing Corp. (HD 66 .H3766 2004)

Hiam, A. (2003). Motivational management: Inspiring your people for maximum performance. New York, NY: AMACOM. (HF 5549.5 .M63 .H52 2003)

Kelly, M. (2007).  The dream manager. New York, NY: Hyperion. (HF 5549 .K3494 2007)

Kerr, S. (Ed.). (1997). Ultimate rewards: What really motivates people to achieve. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. (HF 5549.5 .M63 .U45 1997)

Komisarjevsky, C., & Komisarjevsky, R. (2000). Peanut butter and jelly management: Tales from parenthood lessons for managers. New York, NY: AMKACOM. (E-book)

Lowe, G. (2010). Creating healthy organizations: How vibrant workplaces inspire employees to achieve sustainable success. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (HF 5549.5 .M63 .L69 2010)

Lowe, R. (2000). Improvisation, Inc.: Harnessing spontaneity to engage people and groups. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer. (HD 53 .L69 2000)

Lucas, J. R. (1999). The passionate organization: Igniting the fire of employee commitment. New York, NY: AMACOM. (E-book)

Luecke, R. (2006). Performance management: Measure and improve the effectiveness of your employees. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. (HF 5549 .P4175 2006) 

Lundin, S. C., Christensen, J., & Paul, H. (with Strand, P.). (2002 ). Fish! Tales: Real-life stories to help you transform your workplace and your life. New York, NY: Hyperion. (HF 5549.5 .M63 .L862) (CD is also available; ask for it at the circulation desk)

Martel, L. (2002). High performers: How the best companies find and keep them. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (HF 5549.5.R44 M369 2002)

McKee, A. (2017). How to be happy at work: The power of purpose, hope and friendships. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press. Walsh College Troy New Books (HD 6955 .M365 2017)

Michaels, E., Handfield-Jones, H., & Axelrod, B. (2001). The war for talent. Boston, MA: Harvard School Press. (HD 38.2 .M53)

Motsett, C. B. (1998). If it wasn't for the people--this job would be fun!: Coaching for buy-in and results. Boca Raton, FL: St. Lucie Press. (HF 5549.M674 1998)

Murrell, K. L., & Meredith, M. (2000). Empowering employees. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. (HD 50.5 .M87 2000)

Novak, D. (2012). Taking people with you: The only way to make big things happen. New York, NY: Portfolio/Penguin. (HD 57.7 .N684 2012)

Pink, D. H. (2009). Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us. New York, NY: Riverhead Books. (BF 503 .P475 2009)

Richards, D. (2004). The art of winning commitment: 10 ways leaders can engage minds, hearts, and spirits. New York, NY: AMACOM. (HF 5549.5 .M63 .R535 2004)

Rothin, P. (2008). Boreout! Overcoming workplace demotivation. Philadelphia, PA: Kogan Page. (HF 5549.5 .M63 .R68 2008)

Silverstein, B. (2007). Motivating employees: Bringing out the best in your people. New York, NY: HarperCollins. (E-book) 

Sirota, D., Mischkind, L. A., & Meltzer, M. I. (2005). The enthusiastic employee: How companies profit by giving workers what they want. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Wharton School Pub. (HF 5549.5 .M6 .S57 2005)

Smith, G. (2004). Leading the professionals: How to inspire & motivate professional service teams. Sterling, VA: Kogan Page. (E-book)

Taylor, D. (2006). Brand vision: How to energize your team to drive business growth. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. (E-book)

Tulgan, B. (2000). Managing Generation X: How to bring out the best in young talent. New York, NY: W. W. Norton. (HF 5549.2 .U5 .T85 2000)

Tulgan, B. (2001). Managing Generation Y: Global citizens born in the late seventies and early eighties. Amherst, MA: HRD Press.  (HF 5549.2 .U5 .T853 2001)

Wells, J. (2004). Just rewards: Reward your staff and reap the benefits. Crows Nest: NSW. (HF5549.5.I5 W422 2004)

Wilson, C. (2015). Designing the purposeful organization How to inspire business performance beyond boundaries. London: Kogan Page. (Online access)

Yokoyama, J., & Michelli, J. A. (2004). When fish fly: Lessons for creating a vital and energized workplace from the World Famous Pike Place Fish Market. New York, NY: Hyperion. (HF 5549.5 .M63 .Y65)

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