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Drive : the surprising truth about what motivates us

Pink, Daniel H. (Author).

Summary: 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 this provocative and persuasive book, Pink 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.--Publisher.

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  • ISBN: 1594484805 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781594484803 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781594488849 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1594488843 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: print
    xii, 260 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-246) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: the puzzling puzzles of Harry Harlow and Edward Deci -- pt. 1. A New operating system -- 1. The Rise and fall of motivation 2.0 -- 2. Seven reasons carrots and sticks (often) don't work -- 2A. ...and the special circumstances when they do -- 3. Type I and Type X -- pt. 2. The Three elements -- 4. Autonomy -- 5. Mastery -- 6. Purpose -- pt. 3. The Type I toolkit -- Type I individuals: nine strategies for awakening your motivation -- Type I for organizations: nine ways to improve your company, office, or group -- The Zen of compensation: paying people the Type I way -- Type I for parents and educators: nine ideas for helping our kids -- The Type I reading list: fifteen essential books -- Listen to the gurus: six business thinkers who get it -- The Type I fitness plan: four tips for getting (and staying) motivated to exercise -- Drive: the recap -- Drive: the glossary -- The Drive discussion guide: twenty conversation starters to keep you thinking and talking -- Find out more - about yourself and this topic -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
Subject: Motivation (Psychology)

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library BF 503 .P565 2011 30775305458102 General Collection Available -

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