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Making Motivation Work

Our mission is to help integrate research findings across areas in motivation science and identify general principles at work in different settings and at different levels of analysis (from individual to interpersonal, small group to organizational).

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Furthering Motivation Science

Through its research seminars, conferences, and speaker series, the center provides opportunities for motivation scientists, practitioners, and policymakers to meet, discover their shared interests, and work together to further their common goals.

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Publications

These featured books, journal articles, and working papers from Motivation Science Center faculty, fellows, and members are a sample of the field’s most interesting and important recent findings.

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Motivation Science Events

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON MOTIVATION SCIENCE
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NY
MAY 2 & 3, 2015

by E.T. Higgins & Arie Kruglanski

Motivation Science Publications

The 8 Motivational Challenges: A Short Guide to Lighting a Fire Under Anyone-Including Yourself
by Heidi Grant Halvorson

FOCUS: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence
by Heidi Grant Halvorson and E.Tory Higgins

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Columbia Business School Ushers in Centennial Milestone with the Launch of a Multi-Year Celebration

Columbia Business School today announced the launch of its centennial celebration, unveiling a new website and announcing an array of events to commemorate the School’s landmark achievements over the past 100 years.

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All in the Family

People often talk about the close bonds that define the School’s community, but the Guenthers take the idea of a “Columbia Business School family” to a new level.

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For Job Seekers, Breadth Brings Benefits

For highly qualified job applicants, a diverse background can help you stand out in a competitive field, attracting more offers and higher pay.

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2015 Deming Cup to Be Awarded to Kenneth Chenault and Toby Cosgrove

The W. Edwards Deming Center at Columbia Business School announced that the 2015 Deming Cup for Operational Excellence will be awarded to Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and CEO of American Express, and Dr. Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove, president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic.

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3 Big, Bold Career Moves

Top ways to audaciously position yourself for your next job and beyond

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Columbia Business School Partners with the White House to Expand Opportunities for Female Leaders

Columbia Business School has long been a leader in identifying building a pipeline that encourages and supports female leaders.

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Want to Field a Winning Team? Try Equality

Research from Professor Adam Galinsky studied FIFA data from 199 soccer teams and found that the more broadly-based your talent search, the more people you will encounter and the higher the probability that you will find talent in places you never knew existed.

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Lorraine Marchand Named Director of Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program

In her new role, which she assumes on August 3, Marchand will be responsible for strategic, curricular, and administrative initiatives for the program, working closely with students, faculty and staff members, alumni, and corporate sponsors.

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You’re More Creative When You’re Sarcastic, Study Says

Research by Professor Adam Galinsky reveals that people who express and receive sarcastic comments are more creative.

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