Authentic pride is a strong source of motivation. It has a great, long-term effect on our performance. So how can leaders make their people feel proud?

The Power of Authentic Pride

Pride and fear are two of our deepest feelings. They are both also powerful sources of motivation. And yet, pride has a greater, more positive longer-term effect on our performance. Legendary UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, said: “Fear may work in the short term to get people to do something, but over the long run I believe […]

The great motivator. Daniel Pink writes that motivation is driven by three elements: Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose. A shared purpose is a strong motivator.

The Great Motivator

It’s common knowledge that people with high motivation tend to perform better than those with less motivation. Moreover, leaders have always looked for ways to motivate their people and create a high level of commitment. This is true in all organizations, including businesses, sports, government, non-profits, schools, and more. In the workplace, I personally find […]