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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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Pink, D. H. (2009) Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Riverhead Books. isbn: 9781594488849.

How do you motivate yourself, and others? Did your manager get it right by offering you the chance of promotion if you worked all weekend? Or would you have preferred a more relaxed approach, where you could work on your own projects, and have the freedom to explore, promotion be damned?
In ‘Drive’, Pink explores the science behind motivation, how it has been applied in the workplace in the past, and how the existing paradigm no longer fits the modern workforce. The books introduces the reader to the three pillars of motivation: Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose. It then goes on to explain how these can be applied to your own situation, work or otherwise.

If you are in a leadership position, aspire to be, or are just curious about what makes people tick, this book is a must-read.

content categories: productivity motivation goals
complexity categories: novice