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Pygmalion Effect – A Manager’s Introspection

Author Name: Shashank K | Format: Paperback | Genre : Self-Help | Other Details

Every individual must know what makes them work hard to achieve their goals. It is not just money that makes people feel motivated, there are various other intrinsic and extrinsic factors that must be considered when we have to motivate others and ourselves. Various aspects of motivation and different approaches to team motivation are explained in this book. Most managers do not realize the importance and need for motivation, but always expect the best from their team. The application of the Pygmalion Effect is never in practice, which would otherwise enhance the performance of an individual by simply putting faith and confidence on a team member. This book illustrates how this theory can be applied within organizations to achieve better results at the individual and team levels, eventually meeting organizational goals.

In real life, it is usually seen that with a small failure, people tend to lose focus, interest and motivation to do something. It is hard to accept failure, erase it from memory or from a chapter of your life and move ahead. But there is no other way you have to live your life and keep moving ahead. In this book, you will find some stories of success through failure of eminent individuals and also some inspiring stories. This book will change your views on motivation and unveil how crucial it is in life. With some inspirational stories & quotes, you will have your motivation level going up, atleast for a moment and then with you thoughts and positive approach you can sustain it to do better in life.

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Shashank K

Shashank is a professional with more than twenty four years of experience in the IT industry and has worked with several global companies. An alumnus of prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, he got his Master's degree in Physics and Electronics in 1990, but chose to pursue career in the field of IT. Currently he is working at a senior manager level with a global IT Services company, and has been managing people for different types of projects and operations for more than sixteen years. Employee motivation is a subject of his interest. He feels motivation is an integral part of an individual’s growth, both in personal and professional life. This idea spurred his interest in the topic, and several years of experience and study has resulted into this book.

He currently lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife, while their daughter is graduating from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Besides writing and providing training and guidance to the people, he enjoys watching sports and musical programs on TV.

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