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Soccer: Arab girls have plenty of motivation against Guntersville

Soccer: Arab girls have plenty of motivation against Guntersville

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If incentive and karma play any role in the Arab girls soccer team’s match against Guntersville on Thursday, the Lady Knights just might have a chance.Arab and Guntersville, longtime Marshall County rivals in every sport, meet this time with almost all the marbles on the line. It’s the Final Four of the Class 4A-5A playoffs, the state semifinals, if you will. A trip to Friday night’s championship match is on the line.Any year, that would be enough incentive for any team. It’s what they play for, the chance to be No. 1 in the state.But there’s so much more going on for the Lady Knights as they prepare for their 4A-5A semifinal match, scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at John Hunt Park in Huntsville. No. 5 Trinity and No. 2 St. Paul’s meet in the...
Expert Secrets: how to find the key to the employees' motivation

Expert Secrets: how to find the key to the employees' motivation

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A reprimand, a bonus, patronage, interesting tasks, development or participation in management – each employee has its own motivation that is many-faced like a character in the “Game of the Thrones.” Anastasiia Bilous will tell us, how to motivate the person properly, how to use “carrots and sticks” effectively.Information about the author:Anastasiia Bilous, TOP-Manager in Business Management, Development and Promotion. Over the past ten years, Anastasiia has helped establish and successfully launch more than 35 services, platforms and products for a variety of industries, such as dating, social media, wearable, medicine and marketing.The success of many big companies from all over the world, including the USA, Germany, Scotland, Australia and Ukraine, depe...
Driving Motivation among Employees with Gamification

Driving Motivation among Employees with Gamification

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Yu-kai Chou, CEO/Partner, The Octalysis GroupWorkplace Gamification is the craft of creating environments and systems that inspire and motivate employees towards their work. It is an emphasis on “Human-Focused Design” over “Function-Focused Design.” Instead of assuming that employees already have motivation to perform desired behavior and simply optimizing for efficiency, gamification optimizes for human motivation and excitement so that employees actually want to engage with productive activities.More often than not, employees show up to work every day just so they can earn a paycheck and to not lose their jobs. As a result, employees only work hard enough to earn their paychecks and to avoid losing their jobs.In fact, Gallup’s 142-country study shows that...
Bedford Middle School teachers create motivation video for students ahead of SOL tests

Bedford Middle School teachers create motivation video for students ahead of SOL tests

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BEDFORD, Va. - A Bedford County school is using a creative approach to motivate their students ahead of their SOL tests. Teachers, staff, and local sheriff's deputies let loose to the tune of "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars. In the video, educators explain to students that going to bed early and reading directions carefully help them do well on their tests. Copyright 2018 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.Let's block ads! (Why?) Source link
Monday Motivation: Turning trash into art

Monday Motivation: Turning trash into art

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Growing up on the Eastside of Jacksonville, Kaleb Sims saw a lot of plastic and trash on the ground.While it’s easy to complain, Sims figured he’d do something instead. He visits underprivileged neighborhoods that need attention. For the past few weekends, he and a few friends have gathered Saturday mornings to pick up trash. He’s consistent in taking initiative.“I’ll be out here every Saturday, at 11 a.m., just trying to inspire the community and show that somebody really cares” Sims said.In the future, he plans to turn that trash into art. He collects some of the trash, in hopes to showcase it in a gallery someday.“You’re taking something that has no value, and in return, you’re turning it into something that has a lot more value,&...
Drive Volunteer, Employee Motivation

Drive Volunteer, Employee Motivation

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More than 62 million individuals contributed $184 billion in human capital to nonprofit organizations in 2015 by volunteering. That means that even a 10-percent increase in volunteerism would result in contributions that would dwarf the annual revenue of even the largest of our nation’s nonprofits.Making those strides will require volunteer motivation, according to Elayne Sheridan, director of leadership development at Blackbaud. Sheridan dug into this topic for both organization volunteers and employees during her presentation “Four Ways to Motivate Volunteers and Employees” at bbcon 2017 in Baltimore, Md.The four innate needs that volunteers and employees gravitate toward, according to Sheridan, are:Bond. Individuals are looking for a sense that they are part of a te...
Motivation Monday: Joe Girard III dishes on what fuels his fire

Motivation Monday: Joe Girard III dishes on what fuels his fire

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By: Jason Jordan, USA Today High School Sports | May 7, 2018 It’s the voice in your head that that tells you to push past seemingly impossible fatigue on the gridiron. It’s the thought that keeps your motor running at a supreme level on the hardwood.It’s dreaming of getting your parents that new house. It’s retiring your grandmother. It’s simply wanting never to be picked last again.Motivating factors in sports range from the simple to the simply inconceivable, but they’re all necessary to the development of elite talent.Every Monday we’ll catch up with elite athletes and get them to dish on the single most powerful motivating factor that’s gotten them to where they are now.Today we caught up with Glen Falls (N.Y.) shooting guard Joe ...
Motivation Tips on Getting Back in the Gym

Motivation Tips on Getting Back in the Gym

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo - Whether you're starting a new fitness routine or cleaning up your diet, motivation may get you started, but having a little help from a friend can help you go the distance. According to a recent study, 77 percent of respondents found that their schedule got in the way of their healthy habits; however, more than 60 percent of people were able to stick to their routine when paired up with a wellness buddy. Studies have also found that bringing on a partner to help stick to a diet or exercise regimen kept them honest and yielded better results. Wellness Coach Jeannine Morris shares three reasons why having someone join you on your health journey will help you get started and conquer your goals. She also discusses' how you can get involved in Natur...
The cult of the emir, visiting the future and the real motivation behind the blockade of Qatar

The cult of the emir, visiting the future and the real motivation behind the blockade of Qatar

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Like the European royals, the ruling families of the Gulf states are inter-related. This does not stop them feuding, of course. Intermarriage and shared bloodlines among the royals could not prevent Europe sleepwalking to war in 1914 and the question being asked in the Gulf region is: will the cold war between, on one side, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and, on the other, Qatar turn hot any time soon? That seems unlikely, not least because Qatar is the site of a strategically vital American airbase and, under pressure from the Trump administration, has resumed spending heavily on military hardware from the West. But the Saudi-led blockade against Qatar – supported by Egypt – is hurting the world’s richest per capita state. Food can no longer be br...
Election losses, current climate serve as motivation for Democrats

Election losses, current climate serve as motivation for Democrats

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the 2014 election, Democrats lost control of both chambers of the West Virginia Legislature, losing eight seats in the state Senate and 17 seats in the House of Delegates. Two years later, the party lost four more Senate seats yet gained a seat in the House of Delegates.While Democrats won the gubernatorial race in 2016 with candidate Jim Justice, he left the party in August 2017 — seven months after his inauguration — after announcing his plan at a rally for President Donald Trump in Huntington. Treasurer John Perdue is the only Democrat that is part of the executive branch.“The message that I got was loud and clear,” West Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Belinda Biafore said of the past two election cycles. “Our voters did...