Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people--at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his new and paradigm-shattering book, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world 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 our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation:
Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward.
Drive is bursting with big ideas-- the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.
©2009 Daniel H. Pink; (P)2009 Penguin
"Pink's analysis - and new model - of motivation offers tremendous insight into our deepest nature." (Publishers Weekly)
"Drive is the rare book that will get you to think and inspire you to act. Pink makes a strong, science-based case for rethinking motivation--and then provides the tools you need to transform your life." (Dr. Mehmet Oz, co-author of YOU: The Owners Manual)
A lot of helpful information for becoming more efficient and better motivated. Daniel Pink brings to light a lot of information about what drives each of us to become better at what we do(something that is needed for every human being).
Out of the audiobooks I've listened to I'd compare it most to Quitter by Jon Acuff. Information that will motivate you to try harder and be better.
The most helpful aspect of the book was that it reminded that money isn't the most important motivator for people. But not in an idealistic, hope-for-humanity kind of way but in a very real scientific way. Showing that studies prove that people are motivated more by the pursuit of mastery than by an increase in wealth.
An avid reader
If you want a new perspective on what motivates us in our work, play...everything, then this is the book you need to read/listen to.
Solid research. Thoughful analysis. Actionable information. I've read a lot of books in this vein, but Drive has given me new ideas.
A friend of mine recommended Drive to his brother, who read it and promptly changed his entire approach to compensation within his business.
This is every bit as much of a must-read as Outliers, Tipping Point, Blue Ocean Strategy or Black Swan. This is a new classic and bears reading and re-reading.
A Management book that must be read by every manager and/or parent of a teenager.
The subject of motivation is long overdue for an update in philosophy of how it should be applied in the modern world both at work and at home.
I was drawn to the subject of motivation to try to learn how I can help my kid take the initiative to pursue what he loves, and I find it very informative and easy to follow.
fun to read too.
The information and stories are very good. This is very valuable for anyone looking to be better at influencing their professional world. Daniel is a bit of a crusader and that comes through too. Overall a good read and worth purchasing.
It's great, but i really think that it would have been more enjoyable to listen to an actor that is trained to do things like this.
I thoroughly enjoyed Pink's depiction of what motivates us through case studies, scientific experiments and accumulated knowledge from the experts. He interprets the difference between "type I" and "type X" personality types and how to adapt accordingly not only in the workplace, but in everyday life as well.
Scientific research background details are sometimes overwelming and dificult to stay focused on but the story is worth it! I enjoyed the fresh view on looking motivation in the mirror! I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve their effectiveness and communication skills.
Pink did have and interesting book for the most part. That being said, It was mainly aimed towards motivation in a business setting and for primary education. I found this to be not exactly what I wanted to hear about for an entire book. I would have preferred more varying examples. The end of the book I also found to be annoying. Pink talks threw schools he recommends, and a list of books with a short blurb about them. I would have found this information more useful in paper version, rather than an hour long audio chapter.
Turns traditional management strategy on its head. I would pause the book at times to think about changes I could make in my own work environment. Very thought provoking.
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