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Manager’s Guide to Motivating Employees 2/E by Anne Bruce

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Chapter 12Conclusion—Driving It All the Way Home

In The New York Times bestseller Drive (a must-read for all managers)—a book that talks about the surprising things that motivate us—author Daniel Pink draws on four decades of research on the topic of motivation. Pink emphasizes that it’s a big mistake for managers to believe that the best way to motivate others is with external rewards, like money. According to Pink, the secret to greater performance and satisfaction—at work, school, or home—is to tap the human need to do better and to direct our own lives. In other words, to be part of something bigger than ourselves, to learn, evolve, and create new and exciting things in our lifetime.

I agree wholeheartedly with Pink and love how he exposes ...

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