Category: Motivation

Posted by: Greg Alcorn, December 6, 2010

Practice Makes Permanent

You’ve heard the old adage of “practice makes perfect”, maybe when you were playing a musical instrument or learning to write or participating in sports. Fact is, practice makes permanent, not always perfect. We strive to make perfect presentations.  Sometimes that involves breaking engrained speaking habits that are permanent, but not perfect.  For example, did

Posted by: George Simons, November 23, 2010

A Strategic Start.

GCS has a Strategic Planning meeting each fall to prepare for the upcoming year.  This year was no different.  On Monday, November 15th, all department heads descended on Salisbury, NC for a three-day event that included a lot of hard work, brainstorming and presentations.  Below is a brief description of how the meeting started, with a guest

A couple of weeks ago, I asked an important question during our 8:10 call. What motivates workers? My answers come from a study done at MIT.  Dan Pink’s lecture : The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (the video of his lecture is posted below) does a GREAT job of laying out the study.  Here’s