Dan Pink On the Modus Operandi of Motivation

Work + produce = reward. This is thought to be the algorithm that inspires efficiency across the workforce.

In this episode of Edgewise, best-selling author Dan Pink discusses his findings, based on over 40 years of research: that the stimulus for success isn’t just the almighty dollar, but the presence of autonomy, mastery, and purpose in an employees work life.

Dan shares tactics to tap into and harness one’s personal rhythm of productivity, to empower peak performance and to make lasting contributions to within an organization.

Dan is the author of New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling books including “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”, “A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future”, “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need”, and “Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself”. Dan’s articles on business and technology appear in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Wired, where he is a contributing editor, and he has provided analysis of business trends on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NPR, and other networks in the U.S. and abroad.

Dan served from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He also worked as an aide to U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich and in other positions in politics and government. Dan received a BA from Northwestern University and a JD from Yale Law School. To his lasting joy, he has never practiced law.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:

*The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® 3-Day Signature Program

*Motivating for Results

*Successfully Managing People

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:

*True Greatness: Mastering the Inner Game of Business Success, by Kevin Elko, Bill Beausay
*Primal Management: Unraveling the Secrets of Human Nature to Drive High Performance , by Paul Herr
*Facilitating Project Performance Improvement, by Jerry Julian

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