The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

This short video is aptly titled. It is a presentation by Daniel Pink, author of Drive. The video summarizes the content of the book.

The video all by itself is very cleverly done. But the message is very powerful, especially for leaders who are trying to figure out how to motivate their teams. The results he presents are indeed surprising. Think you know what motivates people? Think again.

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  • Scott Meyer

    Thanks for posting this Mike. It has great significance for all organizations, especially the local church.
    Grace & Peace

  • BarbaraBoucher PTPhD

    I like how these videos are done – very clever. After seeing it last week I tweeted a couple of times using the word 'meaningful'. 'Tis good you shared this, Michael.

  • Daniel Decker

    Wow. "Purpose Maximizer" <- that is a game changer.

  • nadine.w

    Good stuff!

  • chris

    a powerful video. i wish i could be the fly on the wall of your weekly leadership team meeting!

    during the video, i kept thinking who and how many people i should send this too. emailing now.

  • Randy Willis

    Interesting (and well done).

    “Purpose Maximizer.” I like that.

    Rick Warren is certainly an example of that principle!

  • Gregory Scott

    Michael–This is incredibly insightful. Thanks for posting it.