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Forbes.com: Glenn Llopis, Contributor:The immigrant perspective on leadership & workplace innovation

The top 9 things that ultimately motivate employees to achieve…

When you wake up in the morning, what is the passion that fuels you to start your day?  Are you living this in your work?   If others asked you what drives you to achieve, would the answer be obvious?   The triggers that motivate people to achieve are unique for everyone.  Many would say its money; more people are starting to claim that they are driven to make a difference.  Regardless of what motivates you and drives you toreach peak performance – it must be managed and balanced.  Too much motivation in one area will weaken other parts of your game.

Motivation has been studied for decades and leaders in the workplace have used assessments like DISC and Myers-Briggs to determine their employee’s personality types to better anticipate behaviors and tendencies.   Additionally, motivational books are used as tools to get employees to increase their performance and / or get them back on track.    While assessments, books and other tools can help project and inspire short and long performance, the factors that motivate employees to achieve evolve as they mature and begin to truly understand what matters most to them.  Therefore, as leaders we must hold ourselves accountable to build meaningful and purposeful relationships that matter with our employees.  This allows us to better understand those we are serving, just as much as ourselves.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/glennllopis/2012/06/04/top-9-things-that-ultimately-motivate-employees-to-achieve/

 
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