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Directors and Managers Post: Motivation

Got 11 minutes?

Watch this video:

This short video is by Daniel Pink, author of Drive, summarizing his book. It’s a clever video and has a real lesson for leaders on how to motivate their teams.

As the classic HBR article noted,

Once more with feeling, how do you motivate employees?
Really, just know that you can’t directly motivate people.
All you can really do is create an environment where people can motivate themselves.
Get out of the way, remove the barriers . . .
And drop the carrot. It’s hard to applaud when you’re holding a big carrot.


Posted on: June 1, 2010, 6:08 am Category: Uncategorized

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  1. Julie said

    disruptive, not destructive

  2. Steve Butzel said

    That’s a terrific video. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Greg said

    Recently had a chance to see Daniel speak. He provides great insight into innovation, which arises from proper motivation of people. Highly recommend reading Drive.