The New York Times bestseller that gives readers a paradigm-shattering new way to think about motivation from the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
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 (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and persuasive new book, he 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.
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Great addition to predictably irrational. Kept me interested and surprised all the way.
Daniel Pink has turned the science of motivation into an easy to digest, masterpiece that helps us understand how we too can motivate our troops!
Best book I've read in a LONG time!
Buy it now - I've recommended it to a number of colleagues and friends with nothing more than great responses. Well written and communicated. Two thumbs up. I hope Pinks other books are this good. Fingers crossed!