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Motivation & Demotivation

Motivation is tricky business. Why? Because many of us think that we, as managers, can effectively motivate others. The sad reality is that we often confuse "motivate" with "manipulate." We assume that employees need something in order to be motivated and that we are the person to provide that motivation. Creating a workplace where people can flourish is arguably the single biggest challenge in running a business. During this seminar, we will talk about how the three aspects of personality types can help you better understand and communicate with your coworkers and employees. In this short session, you will take away tips that will help you manage, lead, coach, recognize, and most importantly . . . listen to your employees.

Ken Macur is a Professor of Accounting and Information Systems at Edgewood College in Madison, WI. He also manages a small strategic management consulting practice, working with two to three clients per year. He has taught at the University of Illinois, UW-Whitewater, UW-Milwaukee, and Edgewood College. He also founded and managed a team that yielded the best CPA exam pass rates in the country (at UW-Whitewater). Ken has a BS (accountancy), an MBA (finance), and a PhD (accountancy), all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Details

Seminar
Motivation & Demotivation
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Location
Monona Terrace
One John Nolen Drive
Madison,
Cost
Free to the Madison area business community. Sponsored by First Business Bank.
Parking
A parking pass will be e-mailed to participants the week before the event.
Registration Deadline
November 12, 2008