In his research on motivation, William James of Harvard found that hourly employees could maintain their jobs (that is, not be fired) by working at approximately 20 to 30 percent of their ability. His study also showed that highly motivated employees work at close to 80 to 90 percent of their abilities. Interested in learning more? Take a look! Karin Lindner is the founder and owner of KARICO Performance Solutions located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. As an employee engagement and motivation specialist focusing on the manufacturing sector, her mission is to develop employee excellence in every level of the organization, one company at a time. Karin is currently in the process of creating a special Youth Award to encourage high school students (grades 9 -- 12) to come up with new ways and innovative ideas to make manufacturing sexy. This can also be viewed as a great way to promote this industry to our youth and in North America. If you are interested in sponsoring this initiative please contact her at www.