012: Why motivation is not what you think

by | Jul 2, 2015 | Garland's SOL commentary, Podcast

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.

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