010: Book Review: Daniel Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
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Dan Pink gave what might be one of my favorite TED talks of all time as he explained the puzzle of motivation (It’s also one of the most viewed with over 14 million views at the time of this posting). This talk made me want to read his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. This book changed the way I motivate my employees and teams. It also inspired me to use the information in the book to motivate not only the people that reported to me, but others above me, and to the right and to the left. I liked this book and Dan’s TED Talk so much that I incorporated it in my own TEDx Talk in 2015. In this book Dan tells us that our thoughts on motivation are wrong and that business doesn’t do what science shows it should do. Dan talks about several research studies that have been done on the science behind motivation. Motivating others is a huge part of leadership. Leaders are required to influence others. There are 2 ways to influence others, either to manipulate them or inspire them. Dan states…