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What motivates your employees?

Motivation is no stranger in the health and fitness industry. It is used in many different ways on the gym floor and during classes in order to get clients to achieve goals and make changes to live a healthier lifestyle.

But what about motivation in order to get your staff to work harder? Essentially what managers are hoping for is no different that what clients hope to achieve - hit goals and live a healthier work lifestyle (which, really, is be more effective).

The IHRSA Institute’s first Leadership Session, by University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School Professor Alison Fragale, looked at how managers can use motivation to get better production out of their teams.

Read on for more on motivation of your staff.

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Professors add to cachet of IHRSA Institute faculty

We tout the IHRSA Institute as “graduate-level education” because of the top-notch instruction, relevant networking and team building events, and a streamlined format. It’s where up-and-comers and those hoping to move up in the health and fitness industry come to learn. 

So it stands to reason that there will be the look and feel of going to college.

Being held at the lush, green University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in a prototypical college town, the look is definitely there. The Institute faculty will also feature two UNC professors – in addition to the strong health and fitness industry leaders speaking – who will instill their knowledge and expertise to the close to 100 attendees, giving it an even more college feel.

The Institute runs Tuesday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 8, at the Rizzo Conference Center at the Kenan-Flagler Business School on the UNC campus.

For more on the professors, and their keynotes, read on.

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