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Updated: Motivation

· Engagement,Motivation,Purpose

My experience as a leader and a coach tells me that there is a kaleidoscope of motivations out there. Each of us has a different mix, and the kaleidoscope is twisted by circumstances including my boss's behavior. As a leader I don't assume individuals or teams are motivated consistently by similar contexts. An 'I believe in you' moment may work for some but it does not work for everyone.

You may be lucky enough to have a leader who inspires you to excel or a transcendent company purpose that ignites your best work each and every day. If you are not that lucky, how do you find motivation when you need it?

This is a living collection of resources on Motivation that support my Leadership and Strategic HR programs, and that I curate for my Coaching clients to explore: What it is motivation? How do we find it in ourselves? What can our managers or others do to motivate us? How can we select work that complements our motivators? And how we may use motivation to fuel satisfying professional lives?


Please contact me here if you would like to discuss how you may go further in this topic, watch my videos about how Executive Coaching can help you or Group Coaching can accelerate your team's effectiveness.

No one does anything from a single motive - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Motivation Workshop Materials

Please contact Andrew here for the archive materials from the Motivation workshop at The University of Manchester SEA Centre 19th April 2023 And here is the link to Bain's The Working Future: More Human, Not Less See part 1, Motivations for Work Are Changing






Please contact Andrew here if you would like to discuss how you may go further in this topic through Coaching.

Please use the comments section at the foot of the page to suggest resources you have found useful on this topic and I'll add them for the benefit of others.