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"Solidly grounded in research and theory, Intrinsic Motivation at Work allows readers to view the problem of motivation in a different light and provides many practical, easy-to-implement techniques to engage and retain employees--techniques that do not depend upon additional expenditures of money."
--Steven Kerr, Senior Advisor, Goldman Sachs; former Chief Learning Officer, G.E.; and author of Reward Systems
"This second edition elegantly captures the essence of engagement and how leaders can create and sustain it. Valuable reading for anyone wishing to create or lead a 21st century organization."
--David W. Jamieson, PhD, President, Jamieson Consulting Group; Past President, American Society for Training & Development, and coauthor of Managing Workforce 2000
"Ken Thomas continues to contribute to our understanding of the mystery of employee engagement. He provides leaders with a roadmap that will not only guide them in working with their talented teams, but also help them understand their own motivation."
--Beverly Kaye, founder and CEO, Career Systems International, and coauthor of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em and Love It, Don't Leave It
Ken Thomas earned his doctorate degree at Purdue University and has been a Research Fellow, Harvard Business School followed by professorships at Graduate School of Management, UCLA; School of Business Administration, Temple University; Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburg. Currently he is Professor Emeritus, Naval Postgraduate School of Business and Public Policy, Monterey, CA.
As a scholar in the field of organizational psychology I found this book to be grounded not only in theory but is probably the best most significant book about Employee Engagement... Read morePublished on May 12, 2013 by Russell G Davis
This book makes you look at work in a whole new way. Before starting this book, I thought that employees were mainly motivated by they pay (extrinsic rewards). Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by Matt Kmety
I am not an avid reader but I read this book in a couple weeks. Very intersting, common sensicle, and the tables help make the material "stick" . Read morePublished on December 1, 2010 by Kristine
this book opens a whole new approach to leadership and motivation. it's an easy read and very learn-able.Published on November 3, 2010 by Bertie