How Do I Motivate Thee? Let Me Count The Ways …

February 19, 2010 by  

Have you heard about the new book by Daniel Pink, called Drive?

I finally have proof that what motivates us is not how we are rewarded in business and in the world of work. Since I began coaching (which is more years ago than I want to mention), I’ve been telling managers and leaders that it’s not about the money.  Well let me qualify that statement.  If people are underpaid they are not happy (who would be?). But, if they are adequately compensated then money may not be an effective motivator.  Now I have Daniel Pink to thank for providing the evidence.

His book gets a thumbs up from me.

If you have 20 minutes, then watch as Daniel Pink talks about motivators at a recent TED Talk.

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