012: Why motivation is not what you think
Many people talk about what motivates them, but no one explains what motivation actually is.
In this episode of the Spirit of Leading, I delve into the dynamics of motivation to understand how it works, and why. Some of the issues I discuss include:
- Motivation is a natural force that manifests under the proper environmental conditions.
- Motivation is a positive force. Its opposite force is coercion and fear.
- Motivation and coercion affect and our health.
- Fear as a motivational strategy is doomed to fail over time.
- Motivation is not a gimmick.
- INPowered leaders must learn to use the natural energy of motivation more effectively.