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3 Keys to Motivating People and Teams!

Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong.

As Daniel H. Pink explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and be better, and to do better for our world.

Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation:

1. Autonomy: the desire to be self-directing of our own lives

2. Mastery: the urge to get better and better at something that matters

3. Purpose: the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves

At Team Higher Ground we’re dedicated to helping our clients (and particularly Leaders) better understand what truly motivates people! Not just to create better results with less wear and tear on their people, but also because we believe the workplace is the perfect place to help people attain more of their human potential!

Tapping into people’s innate desire to be self-directing, to become better and better, and to be of service to something purposeful is a win-win proposition!