What really motivates you in your personal and work life? You’ve probably seen this before, but as I’ve just finished extensive reading on the original research studies and findings from the researchers (Deci and Ryan) who’s Self Determination Theory is what Dan Pink seems to have based his explanation of what works and what doesn’t work and under what circumstances when it comes to motivating us.

Whether you’re a manager or not, this is 10 minutes that’s worth investing in understanding a little more about what drives you – and when we understand more about ourselves in our work and our personal lives, we understand others better.

While it just makes sense to tap into people’s intrinsic motivation, my observation is that there are very few leaders and managers at all levels of organisations who live and breathe this into their daily interactions with their people.