Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.

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3 thoughts on “Solving the Mystery of Motivation

  1. Hi Ray! Thanks for posting this. I am currently almost finished reading Dan’s book “Drive”. So, it was great to see him presenting this info. I am so intrigued by this and I am a speaker that has just started out. I booked my first two engagements today!!! My topic is “Radical Recognition” which deals with many forms of recognition and motivation and how it affects us. This video was very valuable for me. Thanks again and God Bless!!!

  2. This reminds me of Gordon Allport’s classic, The Individual and His Religion in which he discusses what others have labelled intrinsic and extrinsic religious sentiment. The extrinsically motivated use religious practice to utilitarian ends (social status, business networking, etc) while the intrinsically motivated operate out of deep religious faith. It is the latter group – because they are dialed in on what Pink calls “purpose” – who strive sacrificially.

    Thanks for posting this, Ray.