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How to Motivate Other People

by | Sep 10, 2020

Most people would agree that the ability to motivate others is critical to leadership. Yet despite all the books and Ted Talks on this topic, it can still be a difficult skill for people to master. 

In this episode we lean on the psychology of motivation and our own experience as leaders to break down the ways to view motivation, the steps to take to understand what motivates people, and what you can do to get better at this.

Tune in for the full conversation or enjoy the moments below:

1:15 – Is there truth to ‘you can’t motivate people’?

4:25 – The different ways to look at motivation

6:08 – What motivation is at its simplest

8:22 – The key element to understand

9:10 – The first step in knowing how to motivate people

11:24 – What to do when you don’t know what motivates someone

12:14 – How we get in our own way

16:27 – The risk in uncovering motivators

17:20 – The two main skills in motivating

19:27 – When we use power to motivate others

20:09 – The role of external motivators

22:22 – When the “usual” motivators aren’t available

26:52 – The questions to ask and cues to listen for

32:30 – The skills within this skill

33:51 – Where you can start in getting better at this