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How to Really Motivate People How to REALLY Motivate People
What keeps you - or your people - motivated to come to work each day? Is it the desire to do the best job you can in a role that you love, or are you chasing a bumper end-of-year bonus?

People's motivations vary hugely, from salary or the fear of job loss, to personal values and pride in a job well done. You can explore all these motivators, and more, with our articles, Pink's Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose Framework and Motivation.

Also, you can discover how to create an organizational culture that embraces the values that motivate today's job seekers with our article, Goffee and Jones' DREAMS.

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Pink's Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose Framework Pink's Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose Framework

Build an engaged workforce by giving your people more autonomy and a greater sense of purpose.

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Motivation Motivation

Learn about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and discover strategies and tools that you can use to inspire your team.

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Goffee and Jones' DREAMS Goffee and Jones' DREAMS

Use the DREAMS model to make your team or organization more authentic, and to attract and retain people who share your values and vision.

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Get our Build a Positive Team workbook free when you join the Mind Tools Club by midnight, October 26!

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Drive, By Daniel H. Pink

Discover research-based approaches to motivation in this podcast.

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In Flow
In Flow

Find out how to focus, concentrate, and minimize distractions to create a state of "flow."

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Laissez Faire versus micromanagement
"Laissez Faire" Versus Micromanagement

Hands-off or super-involved? Learn which way to lean.

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My Last Appraisal Was a Disaster! My Last Appraisal Was a Disaster!

Mind Tools writer Simon Bell recalls a painful performance review, and shares what he learned from the experience.
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Developing Resilience and Achievement Thinking Developing Resilience and Achievement Thinking

Bob Little explores how success and achievement are closely tied to our resilience, and to whether we have a positive mindset.
A Final Note

The "carrot and stick" approach to motivation may be unfashionable, but it still has its followers. Today, though, the key to attracting and retaining good people is to appeal to what really inspires them, and that means exploring "intrinsic" rather than "extrinsic" motivators.

Next week, you can learn how to be a faster, more efficient reader, and you can explore strategies for developing your critical thinking skills.

Have a great week!

James sig
James Manktelow (CEO) - Essential Skills for an Excellent Career!
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