The Science of Motivation

By February 8, 2016 No Comments

Motivation – it’s something we all struggle at some level.  Whether it is our own motivation, or we are trying to incentivize others to perform, it can be difficult to figure out how to get excited and create movement in the direction we are trying to go.  Our tool box consists of a carrot and a stick, and we either alternate between them or as more enlightened members of the 21st century, we lean towards the carrot.  Watch this Ted talk with Dan Pink, to get a different take on motivation and how thinking differently about what gets us moving as people can create some astounding results.  What if people are not motivated by the extrinsic, but by the intrinsic?  What if we are driven by an urge to direct our own lives, the desire to get better at something that matters and the yearning to work in the service of something larger than ourselves?  If this were true, how would you motivate yourself and the people who work for you?



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