THIS BEING OUR ANNUAL incentive issue, I've been thinking about what really motivates people in the workplace. Sometimes it's the smallest thing: for me, a word of acknowledgement from my boss, a brief e-mail note from a reader about an article in ICP, the satisfaction of seeing the hundreds of details that go into producing a magazine come together as a cohesive whole. All of these things, and more, bolster my sense of purpose and give me a feeling of achievement. They're like little ...

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