Things to Read


Stop Giving Employees “Participation Trophies” At Work

In today’s corporate world, the practice of awarding participation trophies—rewards given simply for showing up rather than for true merit—is widely debated. Originally from youth sports, this practice suggests that everyone deserves recognition just for participation, but does it actually boost motivation and productivity, or does it foster mediocrity and complacency?

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How One Man Saved IBM From the Brink of Collapse

You’ve heard of IBM, but did you know that it was once on the verge of bankruptcy? One man, a cookie salesman, was able to turn the company around and keep it from collapsing. In today’s leadership spark, we’ll explore the remarkable turnaround of IBM in the 1990s under the leadership of Lou Gerstner, Former CEO of IBM.

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