The surprising truth about what motivates us

This video by Dan Pink provides a really insightful overview as to what motivates people. As leaders this is a critical considerations. Unless we can inspire and motivate people to follow and engage with the vision – leadership fails!

As was so effectively illustrated in this video, we tend to overly rely on monetary reward as the primary means to motivate people. Which can be a very blunt instrument. This is especially true of how we reward and motivate our leaders. high levels of monetary reward does not produce leadership! the best leaders are primarily motivated by purpose and mastery, rather than money.

What are your thoughts?

Can leadership be bought?

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