2 results for tag: motivation


Confessions of a World-Changer: Fighting Against the Desire to be Great

Do you desire to be great? Make a dent in the universe? Turn the world upside down? Change the world? New studies by two prominent psychologists Amy Wrzesniewski and Barry Schwartz  reveal that your chances of achieving these lofty goals depend not just on how motivated you are but also the source of that motivation. (Click HERE to read the entire study)  There are two major types of motivation. Internal and instrumental motivation. Internal motivation is when you achieve a goal for its own sake, whereas instrumental motivation is not directly related to the goal itself.  For example, let's dissect my dream, my overarching goal in ...

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

What drives employees to do their best work? Numerous companies operate under the prevailing belief that the key to motivating workers is giving them tangible rewards, including cash bonuses. In Daniel’s Pink groundbreaking book, Drive: The Surprising Truth of What Motivates Us, he proposes persuasively that these companies have it all wrong. Popular thinking is that reward practices that are built around external, carrot and-stick motivators, aimed to boost productivity. But in fact this idea is outmoded because the studies from behavioral science consistently suggest that the key to high performance and workplace is intrinsic, internal motivatio...