"The very act of rewarding workers for a job well done tends to make them think they are doing it solely for the reward; if the reward stops, the good work stops."
Joel Spolsky, Fog Creek Software
UN Dispatch: The latest deadline set by the Nigerian government to stop flaring natural gas from oil wells in the Niger Delta has passed without stopping the flames, which campaigners say are poisoning local people. "Sometimes you can't tell whether it's the dawn breaking or the flame," says activist Vivian Bellonwu, the frustration clear in her voice, after seeing nothing change despite the Jan. 1 target.
"Many people think you can only be a leader if you're running a team or if you're wearing a management patch."
Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder.com
John Dewey, American philosopher and educator