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Manipulation is almost a dirty word in America. No one wants to feel manipulated to do anything, which is why when you lead people you cannot use manipulation as a way to get them to do work. In this post I will share why it is important to motivate people to do work instead of manipulating them.

pic of carrot and stickFlickr Photo Credit: opensourceway

Here’s a few questions to orient us what manipulation is and how it affects us:

  • Have you ever been manipulated into doing something?
  • How did that make you feel?:
  • Did you want to do that activity again later?
  • What were your thoughts about that person who manipulated you? Continue Reading…