Incentive Compensation for Contractors - Prerequisites

"Start With The End in Mind" is a principle that applies to organizations in general and incentive programs in particular.

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This principle is Habit #2 from Stephen Covey’s top selling book, “Seven Habits for Highly Effective People.”

Learn how the most successful companies leverage this principle across the entire organization, from the CEO to the first year apprentice, and structure and align incentives with the organization’s culture, workforce education, financial management, and clarity of purpose.


In this video series, Courtney Stearns, Sue Weiler-Doke, and David Brown discuss the most common questions we get from contractors about incentive programs, including a bunch of great questions from the audience.

This is Part 5 of a 20-Part Series


Topics Covered in the Series Include:

  • Mitigating the Talent Shortage
  • Union vs Open
  • Succession
  • Behaviors
  • Alignment

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Incentive Programs for Contractors
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Incentive Programs for Contractors
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