A book that will change how you think and transform how you live.
Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people – at work, at school, at home. It is wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, 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 the world. 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.
©2011 Daniel H Pink (P)2011 Canongate
I have been in management and leadership for many years and struggled with it. This book explained why. This book is a summary of many years of research about what truly motivates humans -- hint: it isn't more money!! The book also teaches how to apply the results of these findings. This book is a must read for anyone who wants truly motivate a team and create exponential productivity.
I like this book but the way the narrator talks sucks the life out of it. For a book called Drive you'd think he'd have more emotion in talking. It makes it a bit hard to stay engaged and want to listen to it.
A lot of regurgitated info, but gives plenty of credit to the sources - all while providing good insight into the shortsightedness of money-driven motivation. Dollars aren't the best long-term motivator, and intrinsic motivation trumps extrinsic in many cases. There are also some fantastic business stories about how companies took different approaches to motivate workers. Good stuff and a quick read.
Motivation Isnt Money
My understanding of what our true Drivers of Excellence is.
PURPOSE IS KEY.
I thought the book would teach me how to find my Drive. This book is more about the study of Drive. Not necessarily how to get it.
There's a lot to learn from this book. The thinking is transformative, and the evidence base is strong and interesting. This was entertaining, and also strategically insightful.
Drive reminded me a bit of the Jobs biography mashed in with Gladwell's Blink, in a neat, concise and consumable package. If you enjoyed those, you'll enjoy this.
Everyone who has the ability to radically shift their organisation should listed to this for inspiration.
It's a really good explanation of the behavior of the people around me, why they do or don't do things.
I can use the information provided to make changes in the company I work for, in my family, in my own behavior... I definitely will try.
I bought both! It was nice to read over the passages I liked best.
His personal voice!
Focus more on the intrinsic factors that motivate people in the 21st century.
I really enjoy reading how he explains why lawyers are fundamentally unhappy people!
This was my first audiobook - I enjoyed it, but need to write things down. I found it hard to remember everything while listening in a car (nothing personal against this book - just love business ideas - but need to write them down)
yes. it will shape the future of the planet. Business, family relationships and our success as a species. This book will change the way you interact with your colleages and kids
How to get my kids to do chores.
Very clear voice and expression that draws you in. One of the most pleasant voices. Extremetly well researched and presented.
I'd have to say it is most like Freakanomics. Both are nonfiction and discuss what motivates people. Both are very enjoyable and thought-provoking.
Never pay a child for good grades!
I will listen to this book multiple times and I recommend it to every parent, professional and, particularly, to educators.
"Essential motivational theory reading"
Absolutely brilliant! A must for anyone interested in motivational theory. Pink et al review the previous research behind motivational theory ('sticks and carrots') and demonstrate why this is no longer appropriate for changes in the type of work that our society and business now needs and can, in many circumstances, result in poorer performance. The authors then review the research base over the last ten years, pointing to three main factors (autonomy, mastery and purpose) that research has demonstrated effect type I (intrinsic) motivation, with examples from business. The authors helpfully suggest some techniques you might employ in yuour own organisation to tap into type I motivation.
"Facinating and mind bending in a good way"
I have almost finished this book. It keeps pushing idea's and probable thruths into my mind and in a very easy and likeable way. My perspective was to find some better motivation for my work. It certainly fulfilled my needs.
"Shows how to make work and life engaging"
It had a clear framework to understand the author's point - that current motivation methods are broken and how to motivate myself and others without the Carrot and the Stick.
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No. I listened to it while driving - the Rolling University, as Zig Zigglar puts it.
I enjoyed listening to Daniel H Pink on my drive to work and found the audiobook to be motivational while I was listening to it. However his inspiration has worn off somewhat a few weeks later. There were some interesting insights in there and I’m sure my approach to life has changed since listening to the book. Great to have the author narrating his own work. I'll certainly be listening to it again.
I heard about Dan Pink at work via a Ted Talk on Youtube. That talk appears to be a summation of his book. His theories on motivation are explained in very easy to understand terms, using very well described examples and studies. It's a great tale of what can and does motivate us and why we're driven (or not) to do achieve or act. He consistently pushes home reasons why the carrot and stick approach only works for so long and why it works for some people and not others. He cites examples of how organisations benefit from making use of this understanding, often inherently, with how they treat their staff. Autonomy and mastery or two areas he keeps highlighting as the new way to generate motivation within companies, groups and organisations. An excellent listen.
Daniel is a wonderful narrator reading a fantastic book. His stories and lessons are well laid out and enjoyable. You will not regret buying this!
"Interesting, useful but to repetitive"
Liked the insights in the book. Stories were interesting but as I said a little too repetitive and business oriented.
"A definate must read!"
The subjects and studies that are discussed in this book are serious eye openers for respectable entrepreneurs and businesses owners. The book has a fast pace and as I listened to it while driving I feel I need to listen to it again with a pen and paper to write down specific learnings. I see it as a book of study and intellectual enrichment. And not as a story book to take lightly. I'm sure it will have a similar effect on you.
"A well considered motivation book"
A very interesting read. Well narrated by the author who has a good voice to listen to.
The author talks with passion and with reference to a wealth of research on a number of aspects of motivation.
It goes against an lot of perceived wisdom and current business practise, but it all makes sense and flows very well.
I found myself agreeing with the author on most things, but then again I am right brained myself.
It may help to have an introductory knowledge of motivation theories, NLP, left /right brain science but its not essential.
I will certainly seek out other works by Daniel pink and other authors he references, particularly the Hungarian whose name I can neither pronounce or spell.
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