Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money--the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink in Drive. In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction--at work, at school, and at... show more
Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money--the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink in Drive. In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction--at work, at school, and at home--is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does-and how that affects every aspect of life. He examines the three elements of true motivation--autonomy, mastery, and purpose--and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live.
Publish date: April 5th 2011
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
A well written, short, occasionally funny, and always inspiring and motivating (imagine that) book that talks about the science behind human motivation. Most businesses are still run the way they were in the 19th century, with carrots and sticks, oblivious to the fact that the nature of work has cha...
Got a little repetitive but some thought provoking ideas on what motivates us to act how we do. Might have got a higher rating had I paid more attention to the fact it's primarily about business, but there were still lessons to be learnt for those of us who don't work in traditional businesses.
Most of us have seen Dan Pink’s TED talk on motivation. If you haven’t, go watch it via YouTube. I imagine Daniel Pink making an excellent lawyer (he is a lawyer) based on his ability to assimilate information and present everything succinctly and with excitement.Pink’s main philosophies come from t...
Some extraordinary insights into motivation. A must read for managers and a brilliant read for psychology lovers.
Interesting theory, you might ask, but does it work?The book, I think, has two potential audiences. The first is any individual who feels unfulfilled in their job. The second is any people manager / leader.So I'm reviewing this book a couple of years after reading it, and having had time to integrat...