Bob Nelson

Bob
Nelson

Founder and President, Nelson Motivation

bobrewards@aol.com

Dr. Bob, as he’s called, is considered one of the world’s leading experts on employee motivation, performance, engagement, recognition, and rewards. He is president of Nelson Motivation Inc., a management training and consulting company. He has worked with many Fortune 500 companies, is a co-founder of Recognition Professionals International, and was chief of staff for Dr. Ken Blanchard (The One Minute Manager) for 10 years. Dr. Nelson has sold four million books on management and motivation, including 1001 Ways to Reward Employees (now in a new edition entitled 1501 Ways to Reward Employees); appeared extensively in the national media, including CBS 60 Minutes; and been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other media discussing how to best motivate today’s employees.

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A PROMISING PERK 
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CELEBRATING AT LANDS' END 
LANDS' END, the Wisconsin-based clothing and merchandise catalog and Internet re- tailer, keeps employees excited throughout the year with activities
EVERYONE WINS AT MERIDIAN HEALTH 
SOMETIMES, THE BEST INCENTIVES are the things that employees need, not the things they want. Meridian Health, a leading hospital system in central New
MOTIVATING PEOPLE IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO 
WE ALL KNOW THE TYPE: the manager who advocates treating customers right, then is quick to take shortcuts that undermine the quality of the company's
BRONSON HEALTHCARE: A MISSION OF RECOGNITION 
WHEN IT COMES TO recognizing employees, most companies have trouble holding their managers accountable. After all, how can you make someone be nice to
TOTAL SYSTEM SERVICES' POPULAR PINK FLAMINGOS 
AS READERS OF THIS COLUMN will know, some of the most effective forms of recognition cost little or nothing at all. So it should come as no surprise that
Recognition: It Can Work for Religious Groups, Too 
Recognizing your employees increases the likelihood that they will do good work and will want to continue to work for you. For these reasons alone, you'd
The Legend of the Inuksuk Lives on at Ford 
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101 WAYS TO BOOST MORALE 
AS GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE, the French poet and critic, once observed: Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. The
6 EXCUSES FOR NOT USING RECOGNITION 
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Bigger Doesn't Always Mean Better 
The best recognition efforts often start small and build over time. Take, for example, the Reward of Excellence program at Herbalife, the health and nutrition
Treating People Right Pays Off 
The last couple of years have been tough for most businesses and for their employees. Forty percent of employees consider their job either or stressful,
NO MORE PLAQUES, PLEASE 
WHAT HAS HAPPENED to recognition programs? Once a source of great pride and prestige, most companies' efforts are perceived as stale and irrelevant by
To Motivate, Keep Innovating 
$?$,$Wtotivation is a moving target. You can't expect a single recognition or rewards program to work for everybody or to work for years. One size does
Good Listeners Make Strong Leaders 
Managers often spend hours analyzing reports and brainstorming potential solutions to problems. Yet sometimes the answers already exist and are waiting

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