Daniel Pink is the author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

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.

I was gifted his book by a good friend, which was a great eye opener…thanks Christian!

There are two videos below that deliver the same message but I would watch both if you have time. It is very interesting to consider Motivation 2.0 and what we have been used to for many years. We all know that things are changing and we know in our hearts that something needs to change. Dan Pink makes it easier for us to underst and what truly motivates people… and FYI, it’s not money!

The building blocks that Dan Pink identifies: –

1. Autonomy – The urge to direct our own lives
2. Mastery – The desire to get better and better at something that matters
3. Purpose – The yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves

I can personally relate to it all in a big way, as an employee and as a leader/manager.

Video 1: RSA Animate

You can view other RSA Animate videos via The RSA Website.

Video 2: Dan Pink at TED