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