The 4 Dichotomies of Motivation

Motivation is fascinating yet maddening at the same time. Just when we think we got the concept nailed down, we think about another circumstance or scenario that doesn’t quite fit a framework we are trying to use.   This occurs because motivation, and human behavior for that matter, is very dynamic. Often more dynamic than we think. We’d all love to … Read more The 4 Dichotomies of Motivation

The 5 Inhibitors of Motivation

Reality shows have captured the minds and hearts of TV watchers for many years now. We are all intrigued by getting an inside view of what people think during difficult experiences and how people respond, both good and bad, to the adversities of the game.   Every person on the show has motivation to achieve or win. What’s interesting to me … Read more The 5 Inhibitors of Motivation

The 16 Drivers of Meaning & Motivation

The study of human behavior and motivation is fascinating. For centuries people have sought to better understand what drives us. Many have attempted to create a taxonomy of motivation drivers, desires, values, or motives that are basic to every human. Up until recently, attempts to do so have been educated guesses and theory. The research … Read more The 16 Drivers of Meaning & Motivation

Motivation Madness: Making Sense of It All

Motivation is one of the most interesting topics to people because it is at the root of our behavior, values, and personality.   It seems everybody has an opinion on motivation. Talk to any human resource generalist, business leader, or manager and you’ll find a person who has given a great deal of thought to this concept.   Whether elaborate or … Read more Motivation Madness: Making Sense of It All