The Motivational Triad

Red Thread, basic drives, Autonomy, increase productivity, Relatedness, need to feel connected, contributing, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

We never lose our desire for autonomy. In fact, for me, autonomy has increased as I have matured and have come to know myself better. My coach feels that Strengths are my “Red Thread”. Reflecting on her insights, I now realize that my desire for autonomy, my “Red Thread” leading from my Strengths, is woven […]

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Motivate Without Over-Managing

motivate others, intrinsic motivation, carrot-and-stick, Autonomy, Relatedness, Competence, psychological needs, assess your team, self-awareness, other-awareness, interdependence, Strengths-based needs, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

Over the past few weeks we have examined self-motivation. Now, what about motivating others? Could there be an overlap between what sparks self-motivation and motivation in others? What has changed in motivating others? Is this yet another area where change is needed to produce better results? How does Strengths Intelligence fit into motivating others? Many […]

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Awesome Self-Motivation: Ask Why. Then Act.

self-motivation, self-motivation, autonomy, why, establish choice, ask and act, self-determination, contribution, strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

For me, being an entrepreneur has brought a deep sense of fulfillment and many joys – the autonomy to be my authentic self, living into my strengths and calling in my everyday choices. I have become aware of the truth in the statement, “You do not know what you do not know”. Other than the […]

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Understand Self-Motivation

self-motivation, intrinsic motivation, generate self-motivation, autonomy, why, establish choice, strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

Motivation can seem illusive — you have it or you don’t. It can feel difficult to wrap your hands around it if your dominant strengths domains are not executing. The stronger your strengths intelligence becomes the more motivation tools you have available to you. For example, I have very few executing strengths but I know […]

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Self-Motivation

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Recently, I have focused on ‘Your Inner Game of Leadership’ and ‘Your Mindset’. Taking the time to reflect, to deeply understand yourself and how your strengths play together to best serve you and others is a basic first step to ‘Know thyself’. “First you will have to understand yourself, because the hardest person you will […]

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