Monday, December 6, 2010

The Truth
About Motivation

Daniel Pink rocks as far as I am concerned. That is why I made sure I put him in my book Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia. Daniel did some research on what really motivates people at work and in life and put it in his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

I suggest you pick it up if you are in charge of inspiring your workforce.

But Daniel says it best...

On page 126 of Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia - Multigenerational Management Ideas That Are Changing The Way We Run Things, I chat a little about motivation:
Companies that are flourishing in this economy are the ones that inspire their workforce, both inside and out, with a sense of purpose! And the little secret is this: Purpose and profits go hand in hand.

In short, companies that nurture a results-only, creative culture trust their people to be self-directed and give them the training and the challenge so they can do so. Try putting that in a mission statement."
Where there is freedom to create, there is innovation. Where there is innovation, there is a shot at becoming an industry leader. And when companies try to make our world a better place, they get our engagement.

It reminds me of another story about how freedom changed things...but that story centers around the events of 1776. A story for another article.

Thank you again for reading,

Brad Szollose