What Really Motivates You (And Your Employees)
Dan Pink, bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Miind, provides expert insight on motivating yourself and your employees.
What common assumptions should business owners avoid when dealing with their employees?
One is assuming that people are like machines—if you press the right levers in the right way, they’ll do what you expect them to do. Second is assuming that without being threatened by a stick or enticed by a carrot, people will just sit there and do nothing.
Starting with these assumptions defines—and limits—your options, and leads to big mistakes.
What are three important changes a small business owner can do to help motivate employees?
Your book Drive encourages readers to ask “Was I better today than yesterday?” Is there a risk of putting too much pressure on one’s self by always trying to answer “yes”?
Definitely. So edit the question and ask, “Was I a little better today than yesterday?”
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