CM220: College Composition II
Prof: January Pearson
December 4, 2014
Heather Leigh Bradley
Thesis Statement: The most successful companies are those that are operated by leaders who invest in and grow their employees.
Bruce, A., & Pepitone, J. S. (1999). Motivating Employees. New York: McGraw-Hill. “Motivating Employees” is a book about how employee motivation is driven by companies that invest and grow their employees. One of the most important traits of highly effective and successful companies is that employees are happy and have fun at work. Leadership is not assaulting your employees, but to lead your employees you need to motivate by using caring, inspiring, empowering, teaching, growing, investing and your employees will follow and want to contribute. Assaulting as in forcing, criticizing, and bossing your employees around will not only wear them down and unmotivated them but it will exhaust the boss as well. This book is a great resource for my paper because it supports that leaders grow their employees and make them happy. It lists the key traits to successful companies are employee happiness and what tactics these successful companies do to offer employee happiness. Having happy employees means they are productive, motivated, and care about their job. Employee happiness helps grow the success of these companies because it takes a team to get the work done and make a company successful. This is a reliable source because it is from Kaplan Library and the authors are very creditable within the business and educational world. This eBook is an Academic creditable source. Crevani, L., Lindgren, M., & Packendorff, J. (2009). We Don’t Need Another Hero: Towards The Study of Leadership as Everyday Practices. This academic paper that is only available through academic sources on the web. It covers the key traits of leaders and why they are so inspirational to not only employees but to society as well. Leaders are evolving from the “boss” role into a modern socialized team leadership role. Leaders are not trained they are typically born leaders that can inspire and motivate people. Leadership is not one person, but rather the combined efforts of the team coming into harmony. By testing strategies of traditional leadership and adding some more modern open strategies we came see where new aged leadership is growing people and creating more productive and happy employees, and people. This Internet based only academic paper covers the traits of leaders and what they bring not only to a company, but also to society. This academic source is very useful for my paper because it has several key points in what makes a leader and how they motivate and grow people. It contains many good references and statics that validate and help support my thesis. This is a reliable source that was obtained from Kaplan University Library and the Academic paper is well researched with confirmed references that make it a reliable source for my paper.
G. Justis. (2014, December 9, 2014). Personal Communication Interview. Gary Justis was a partner at Lathrop & Gage in Kanas City and has since opened his own practice, The Justis Law Firm LLC. Through his own personal experience Gary has learned what motivates employees and how to get the most out of them. He has found that by giving them freedom to work as they want and where they want to work from and making them accountable for their work deadlines that employees work quality and happiness are greatly improved. This person interview with Gary Justis is a tested example of the success modern, new aged employee flexibility and leadership with employee’s as team members. Gary explains why he thinks that his concept works for him and his practice. It’s not for every company, and not every company can be as flexible as The Justis Law Firm LLC, but they can...
Bibliography: Bruce, A., & Pepitone, J. S. (1999). Motivating Employees. New York: McGraw-Hill.
P. Dixon. (2014, April 4) Create Passion at Work in 3 Minutes! Secrets of Team Motivation and Leadership. Retrieved from
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