What motivates your people? Dan Pink has (literally) written the book on it

Jun 8, 2010

Dan Pink’s first book, “Free Agent Nation” was a foundational text in the early part of this millenium for anyone who wanted to move into owning their own business.

His new book, “DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” is a fascinating study of the inherent difference between extrinsic and intrinsic motivations.

If you have any responsibility for, interest in, or commitment to understanding what really makes people tick, why they should respond to your needs, and how and why to increase productivity, then I highly recommend you listen to my interview with Dan.

Click here to listen to my interview with Dan Pink.

In this interview Dan shares:

  • » Why he changed from law to politics;
  • » What work he did for Vice President, Al Gore;
  • » His change from the ‘white house’ to the ‘pink house’;
  • » Why he believes in ‘do what you do’ instead of ‘do what you love’;
  • » What he learned during his trip to India and a fellowship to Japan;
  • » The importance of a finding information in a book versus online;
  • » The surprising truth about what really motivates us;
  • » What truly motivates us and how to use that knowledge;
  • » How the classic A and B type personality traits relate to his X and I types ;
  • » What organization leaders can do to become a type A’s;
  • » The secret to high performance and satisfaction;
  • » His three main elements of true and intrinsic motivation;
  • » Why management needs to be striving for engagement of teams if it wants to reach Predictable Success;
  • » Why he says profit-motive is an insufficient motivator for creative tasks;
  • » Which companies are enlisting new approaches to motivation;
  • » His ‘Drive’ of Mission, Vision, Values;
  • » Why he believes his new book ‘Drive’ is getting such positive reception;

Click here to listen to my interview with Dan Pink.

Get a free copy of DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Get a free copy of “DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”

If you’d like to know how and why intrinsic motivation lifts productivity in your organization, division, department, group, project or team – and how to make it happen – you simply must read Dan Pink’s book “Drive”.

I highly recommend Dan Pink’s book, “DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” as a vital resource for any leader or manager who has responsibility for increasing and sustaining morale, commitment and productivity gains in their organization. So much so, that I’m making a free copy available.

In order to win, simply take a moment to submit a comment, question or observation (below) about my interview with Dan and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a free copy of “Drive”. You can submit your comment, observation or questions here: