The following is a short book preview contributed by the Ohio State University Leadership Center.
Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress, and Lead by Example
Steve McClatchy, Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons (2014)
“We draw on different sources of energy for the different combinations of things that we do each day. Whether we are fulfilling physiological needs, preventing the pain of consequences, or working toward rewards and results, our bodies and minds work in conjunction with each other to push or pull us forward through each day. We use these needs, consequences, and rewards as motivators to work or take action.
Motivation exists when there is a distance between where you are and where you want to be. Although unique motivators evolve as we make our way through life, want different things, and identify opportunities for gain, the process of motivation is part of us. We are built to constantly seek satisfaction and improvement in our lives (p. 128-130).”
Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress, and Lead by Example is available from the OSU Leadership Center
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